Ipswich Borough Council Area Committees support the town from East to West

Published23rd March 2021

Ipswich Borough Council supports the different areas in our town in many ways and by awarding funds through Area Committees - Central, North East, North West, South East and South West.

Recent grants from these Area Committees include:

£1500 for the Future Inclusions Project to continue supporting the BAME community in Central and North West Ipswich during the pandemic, including the delivery of specialist food parcels and meeting general support needs.

£950 from the Ravenswood Community Fund, towards the start-up costs of a community Rounders team based in Ravenswood (new sports equipment, kits, coaching qualifications, and marketing). The team will meet once a week for training and play full games twice a month in an official Rounders England league.

£760 to enable the creation of a mural in the alleyway at St Helen’s Primary School, designed by pupils, to deter anti-social behaviour and drug-use. The organisation will work with Rock Paper Scissors CIC in the delivery of this project.

£1,206.64 was awarded to Living Water Charity form the South West Area Committee towards the purchase of toiletries which will be bought and made available in its four pop up shops. BASIC Community Pop up shops are providing affordable goods to a wide range of people, once a week at Triangle Church, St Peters Church, St Francis Church, and St Matthews Church. Each operating to the same mandate and principle, anyone who needs the service pays £2 and can fill a bag for life with the items that they need.

£10,786.47 towards the installation and modification of a modular building, which will become the new base for the Oaks pre-school setting, based within the grounds of Sidegate Lane Primary School.

Cllr Sophie Meudec, Portfolio Holder for Communities  at Ipswich Borough Council, says:

“I’m pleased that the Area Committees have been able to help people across Ipswich. The work of the Area Committees enable local decisions to be made on how we can support the local community and its groups. Their invaluable work also shows what great activities are being undertaken at the neighbourhood level by voluntary organisations and other groups.”



Issued by the IBC press office press.office@ipswich.gov.uk