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Adnams Community Trusts supports many worthwhile causes within 25 miles of Southwold. Discover if you could be eligible for a grant, how you apply, or be inspired by some of the recent recipients.
Adnams Community Trust has awarded over 1,500 grants to many worthwhile causes across its community. Recent organisations to have benefitted include community environmental projects, pre-schools, village halls, sports associations, and social support groups.
Grants are awarded four times a year at a meeting of the board of trustees in: January, April, July, and October. The dates of the board meetings and their corresponding application deadlines are set in September of the previous year. The remaining dates for 2021 are detailed below and dates for 2022 will be posted in September:
The Trustees appreciate all the hard work being carried out in our community and consider all applications carefully. To help you apply, please consider the following requirements:
Grants are made to good causes in the following areas:
For an application form, application guidelines, or if you have any questions, please contact:
Telephone: 01502 727200
By post to: Rebecca Abrahall, Adnams Community Trust Administrator, The Adnams Community Trust, c/o 23 The Street Brockdish IP21 4JY
Still unsure if your project or worthy cause would be eligible for a grant? We have helped many wonderful and hard-working organisations. It is always rewarding to see the Trust's contributions in action and hear what our support has meant for the individuals and organisations we have been able to help.
Some of the recent recipients include Thorpeness Beach Baggers, who are all residents of the village. For the past 16 years they have been committed to cleaning the local beach, but this year, they expanded their environmental efforts to include planting heritage fruit trees. They were awarded a grant of £920 to help bring their plans to fruition. Other organisations that have recently benefitted from grants are include causes such as Riding for the Disabled, and Hedgehog Rescue.
Pathways Care Farm is small by farm standards, only 13 acres, but it is a beautiful mixture of traditional county farm buildings set around a courtyard. There are fields for grazing, with goats, donkeys and alpacas, as well as gardens for growing flowers, fruit, and vegetables. There is also a truly gorgeous sensory garden.
The main work of the charity is to provide therapeutic support for vulnerable people. Caring for the animals and the horticulture activities provided are a perfect way to give the farm workers meaningful tasks that stimulate the mind and body.
Geoff Stevens, of Pathways Care Farm: “Not everyone wants to be outside in the wind and rain on a dreary February morning, so having a polytunnel is a great way to start, or continue, the growing process when the sun is hiding.
“Polytunnels are superb structures however, they can be costly, so Pathways approached Adnams Community Trust for financial support. The result was the fantastic resource you can see in the accompanying image. We have started much of our planting in here, taught people how to sow seeds, pot on, prick out… even used it as a dining room (especially during lockdown).
“We can’t imagine life without one now and we are so grateful to Adnams Community Trust for their generosity and their trust in us.”
For more information on the grants awarded, and a summary of the causes supported by the charity each year, you can read the Adnams Community Trust's Report and Accounts. They can be found as downloadable PDFs on the Adnams Community Trust page.
If you would like to support more organisations like this, through fundraising or a donation, find out how on the Adnams Community Trust page.