Babergh District Council Funding
Are you eligible?
Our funding is limited to constituted community groups and organisations. Eligible groups include, but are not limited to:
- town and parish councils
- village hall or playing field management committees
- sports clubs and centres
- social enterprises
- community shops and pubs
- community interest companies
Our funding is not available for individuals or businesses.
Where can you get more information?
Before submitting an application we recommend that applicants read our Guidance Notes, which contain more detailed information on our available Grants as well as our terms and conditions for funding. View Guidance Notes. To get a view over which Grant may be most appropriate for your project before submitting an application, you may wish to submit a Grant Enquiry Form. You can also email our Grants Team for more information or a conversation about your project.
Which grants are available?
Through our Community Grants team, grants are available for projects that deliver clear community benefits within Babergh. We can also advise and assist groups and projects seeking external funding.
Capital Grants are aimed at assisting community groups in making improvements and repairs to social infrastructure. This may include
- village halls
- play areas
- sports clubs
- recreational facilities
Capital Grants are available to up to 100% of total project costs to a maximum grant of £10,000. The next application window for Capital Grants will be open between 4th December 2023 and 31st January 2024.
Successful applicants will be required to deliver their project within 8 months of an offer being accepted, and provide three quotes for the proposed works.
Living Well in Winter Grants
The Living Well in Winter Grant has been established to support our communities to thrive over the winter months. The fund is aimed at helping community groups tackle issues faced by communities over the winter period, such as increased social isolation and reduced physical activity, as well as the impact of the cost of living crisis on household budgets. This funding is aimed at activities that will enable access to social opportunities, spaces and recreation. View the Living Well in Winter Grant Criteria.
Between £500 and £2,000 can be applied for with an application deadline of Sunday 17th December, at which point applications will be assessed against a scoring matrix. View scoring matrix.
Successful applicants will be required to deliver their project within 6 months of an offer being accepted.
Section 106 (S106) is funding generated by development which has taken place across Babergh, and can be applied for towards a range of social infrastructure improvements, such as village halls, sports facilities and play areas.
S106 is applied for through our Grants Team. We can let you know how much S106 is available within your parish, whether a project would be eligible, and how to apply. Email the Grants Team.
Alternatively, the Developer Contributions Database contains details on all S106 and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) available within the districts.
Community groups and projects in Babergh have access to Locality Award funding through their District Councillor. More information, detailed guidance and the application forms for Locality Awards in 2023/24 can be found on our website. Find out more about Locality Awards.