COMMUNITY FUND TO SUPPORT ‘RAISING THE BAR’ IS LAUNCHED

Local community groups are being encouraged to apply for grant funding to support the wider aspirations of Raising the Bar. The Raising the Bar Community Fund is designed to provide grants to projects led by organisations other than schools, such as charities and social enterprises, who have a role in supporting the development of Suffolk’s children and young people.Following the launch of the Raising the Bar Challenge Fund, which provides seed-funding to projects managed by groups of schools to raise educational attainment, SCC and the Suffolk Community Foundation are working together to deliver the Raising the Bar Community Fund.The fund aims to encourage organisations to collaborate with schools to focus on addressing the needs of local areas and support two of the objectives set by Raising the Bar; ‘Every child reaches their potential’ and ‘Every child is given the best preparation for life before and beyond school’.Project plans have to show how they will engage with local schools and parents and are aimed at children and young people between the ages of 0-16 years old. The maximum amount if successful for grant funding is £5000.For more information on the funding available please visit: www.suffolkcf.org.uk/grants/raising-the-bar-community-fund