North West Ipswich Big Local Trust

The Big Local Trust (BLT) for North West Ipswich was established as part of the ‘Big Local’ Programme set up by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG). BIG has awarded at least £1 million to the NW Ipswich area, which has to be invested over the next ten years.

Following approval of the Big Local Plan (which sets out the communities priorities for NW Ipswich), the BLT has already been able to begin the process of getting valuable funds out to groups and organisations within the NW Ipswich area.

The BLT Partnership is now pleased to announce that a further £40,000 has been released. The BLT Grant Award Scheme went ‘live’ on 1st March 2013 and applications can be made for two levels of grant funding:

• £501 – £5,000 – where there is no requirement for the applicant to provide a match funding contribution.
• £5,001 – £10,000 – where the applicant is required to provide a 5% match funding contribution. That is to say if the applicant wishes to apply for a grant of £10,000, they would need to make a contribution from their own resources of £500.

The funding is available to groups and organisations which can bring a direct benefit to residents living in NW Ipswich. The groups themselves don’t have to be based within the NW Ipswich area, but the activities or projects that they are applying for funding support for, do. The Application Form and Guidance Notes are available on the BLT website.

For more information on the BLT Project, please contact Leah Douglas, BLT Project Officer:
07976 565329 / 01473 251834

The closing date of the BLT Grant Award Scheme is 5.00pm, Friday, 28th June 2013.

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