Galloper Funds

Galloper established three community funds for the benefit of local communities in Suffolk and Essex.

The Galloper Community Fund administered on behalf of the Galloper project by Essex Community Foundation (ECF) and designed to support communities around the location of the Operations & Maintenance Base in Harwich, Essex.

The Galloper Wind Farm Fund which is administered by Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Galloper Community Fund

The £50,000 Galloper Community Fund was established in 2018. Applications to the fund are administered on behalf of the Galloper project by the Essex Community Foundation (ECF).

Each year, from 2018 until 2022, £10,000 will be awarded to support charitable, educational and environmental activities in the Harwich area.

For more information about the fund or to apply for a grant, visit the ECF website or call the grants team on 01245 356018.

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Harwich Festival of the Arts Trust has been supported with a grant that will help fund a part-time administrator to develop year-round cultural activities in the organisation’s new Centre. (2019)

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Funds were provided to support the production of a feature film and drama project for 300 young people from the most deprived areas of Harwich and Dovercourt. (2019)

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Harwich Shanty Festival was awarded funds to run shanty workshops with young children and adults with additional needs. The first workshops tie in with the 75th anniversary of D-Day. (2019)

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Harwich Amateur Boxing Club received funds to help with the ongoing running of sessions for amateur boxes, starting from age five. Attendees gain confidence, fitness, self-discipline and respect. (2019)

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We are Music, runs the rock school in Harwich providing lessons and band experience to young musicians. The funds will help them keep student fees down. (2018)

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The fund award will help CARA provide specialist one-to-one support for young people who have been victims of sexual violence or child sexual abuse, enabling them to work through their trauma and move forward with their lives. Young people who formerly had to travel to Colchester or Clacton to access the services can now be supported in Harwich. (2018)

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The grant will help The Ark to continue their family and children support projects, counselling service and support for children with additional needs in their pre-school nursery. (2018)

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This grant will help TCVS to employ a part-time coordinator to launch a new health and well-being centre in Harwich. (2018)

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Galloper Wind Farm Fund

The Galloper Wind Farm Fund (GWFF) aims to contribute to the appearance, setting, conservation, amenity, accessibility and enjoyment of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB and the area defined as within a 5 kilometre radius of Sizewell (the location of the Galloper substation). A total of £187,000 will be available over 17 years.

Started in 2016, it will be paid at £11,000 per annum to Suffolk County Council. Grants of up to 100% can be awarded towards project costs.
A panel including representatives from Galloper Wind Farm Ltd, Suffolk County Council, East Suffolk Council and Leiston Town Council will meet once a year to assess projects and award grants.

For more information and advice about the GWFF,
please email Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB;
telephone 01394 445225 or visit the www.suffolkcoastandheaths.org/managing/grants/gwff/ page where you can find out more about the criteria and guidance, and download the application form.

Examples of projects funded

The 2020/21 grant round saw a total of five projects awarded funds of over £10,000.

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A project by Art Branches CIC to support men’s mental health in Leiston area by provision of supported creative projects allowing for and encouraging expression of self and imagination through a variety of media, such as photography.

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The next stage of an initiative by Thorpeness & Aldringham Heritage Group who, after construction, landscaping and internal fit out, will us the funding to erect external signage and do some internal fit out before opening the doors to visitors.

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This Suffolk Wildlife Trust project aims to engage children from Leiston Primary School with their coastal environment, specifically in the context of plastic pollution and how their behaviour has an impact on nature.

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A programme of activities with glass artist Arabella Marshall for all people, encouraging a deeper connection with art, the natural environment and local heritage, following the installation of a glass artwork into Minsmere Sluice chapel.

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The Waveney Bird Club will build an access for all path from RSPB’s North Wall to East Hide. The project is managed in phases – this part of the project will support the pre-commencement work of final drawings, H&S design for build, HRA advice, careful clearance in preparation for commencement.

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