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Community Chest funding bids to be discussed by St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath councillors

Good causes will find out if their funding bids are successful when councillors consider them later this month.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council's grant working party discussed 21 community chest bids totalling £240,744 last week.

These will now go to the shadow executive (cabinet) meeting of St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath councillors on November 27 for a decision.

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Charities, community groups and other good causes across west Suffolk have applied for projects including counselling, family support, advice bodies, sports and arts.

There is £144,680.20 of this year’s community chest budget left.

2019/20 applications include:

n Gatehouse: £10,000 for dementia hub services

n Leading Lives: £14,000 for projector system

n Suffolk Accident Rescue Service: £5,000 for equipment and training

n Aspect Living,: £10,853 to extend the meals on wheels service

n Home-Start Mid and West Suffolk: £9,889.85 for the Birth and Beyond programme

n Mentis Tree CIC: £10,775 for counselling and support to young carers

n Bury Drop-in: £12,288 to develop a project and write a fund-raising strategy

n Bury Concert Band: £3,290 for youth band equipment and resources

n Lions Club Bury, £3,000: to fund a Chinese New Year event in aid of good causes.

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