Locality Awards

Locality Awards are a ‘light-touch’ Community Grant which allow District Councillors in Babergh to support small-scale community groups and projects or contribute towards larger projects taking place in their local area. Each Councillor has a budget of £2,000 to allocate.

Eligible projects range from improvements to community facilities and sports clubs, to wildflower planting, and the purchasing of equipment for youth groups or community shops.

All applications must benefit the communities in which the funded activity is taking place. Full eligibility criteria - as well as a breakdown of eligible projects - can be found within our Locality Awards Guidance:

The application form must be completed by both the applicant organisation, and a District Councillor. We recommend that you discuss your project with your District Councillor before you submit your application.

2024/25 Locality Awards are open for applications until 21st March 2025.  

Apply for a Locality Award in Babergh (opens in Microsoft Word format)

Alternatively open the Locality Award application form in PDF format

If you have any queries relating to Locality Awards, you may wish to contact your District Councillor. Alternatively, you can email our Grants team.

Locality Awards spends across Babergh are updated here on a monthly basis. If you would like to see how Locality Awards have been spent in your area so far in 2024/25, you can view Locality Awards allocations. To see how Locality Awards were spent in your area over the last financial year, you can view 2023/24 Locality Awards allocations. Spends are listed alphabetically by Ward.