Local community grants made since November 2009
- Aldeburgh Library Foundation - £2,000 towards the enhancement of the Library's facilities to meet the expanded objectives of a knowledge hub.
- Bawdsey CEVC Primary School - £1,000 towards a disabled access ramp into a new self-contained building that will accomodate non-statutory activities.
- Eastfeast Trust - £1,000 towards their project "To know Benjamin Britten through a Plot of Land: If Food be the Music of Love" with the children of Aldeburgh Primary School.
- Friston Allotment Association - £500 towards setting up allotments for the residents of Friston.
- 1st Saxmundham Scout Group - £770 towards camping equipment, in support of an impressive re-launching of the Group in new premises after an arson attack in 2009.
- Aldeburgh Primary School - £1,000 towards creating a row of ‘shops’, for play and learning, within the School’s recent Early Years Secure Outdoor Learning Environment.
- Wonderful Beast: £1,200 towards Sea Tongue - a series of creative arts workshops with students aged 11- 14 years at Alde Valley School culminating in a public performance as part of a pilot Storm of Stories weekend of storytelling events in Aldeburgh and Leiston.
- Bramfield Primary School: £1,200 to enable composer Jana Rowland to work with the children of this school – in partnership with Grove Primary School, Carlton Colville - to create a new song cycle that reflect the works of Benjamin Britten: Re-cycling Songs: Musical Adventures with Benjamin Britten.
- Aldeburgh Cinema - £750 towards screenings, talks and a workshop as part of the 2011 Children’s Film Festival.
- Black&White Productions - £1,000 for initial work on The Edge of the Sea, the Dark of the Sky, a new drama about Britten by local playwright Susan Hawkes, to be performed in Aldeburgh and surrounding villages.
- Friston Village Hall - £200 for new curtains as the finishing touch to a major refurbishment of this popular venue.
- Hasketon Parents and Children's Playground Project - £1,000 towards new play equipment for the village playing field.
- Orford Museum - £600 for a field study project during which children will learn about local history and the techniques used in historical research.
- Hollesley Pre-School - £200 to replace old or broken toys and books;
- Just42 - £1000 towards the cost of a youth worker for a project to set up a BMX cycle dirt trail between Woodbridge and Melton;
- The Market Hall, Saxmundham - £1,700 towards the renovation of this much-used community venue;
- Middleton Primary School - £500 for clarinets and percussion instruments and £400 to establish a pattern of working with visiting musicians;
- Simply Schubert Musical Weekend - £500 towards a weekend of music being organised by Humphrey Burton;
- Stradbroke All Stars - £1000 for a bridge and a hide in a new Stradbroke Nature Reserve;
- Suffolk Craft Society - £500 for an educational project with local schools called To Know Our World Through a Plot of Land, in particular towards costs associated with the culminating exhibition at the Longshop Museum in Leiston;
- Polly's Put the Kettle, Saxmundham - £300 for events in a child-friendly community drop-in café.
- Aldeburgh Primary School - £2,000 towards a secure outdoor learning environment to meet the needs of the growing number of early years pupils;
- Eastfeast - £1000 for the Suffolk culmination of its project ‘A Celebration of Life on Earth’, bringing together creative practitioners and local schools including Yoxford Primary School;
- Friends of St Peter's, Sibton - £500 towards improving facilities so that the church can be used for community events;
- Jubilee Opera - £500 for a semi-staged performance of Britten’s St Nicolas cantata in November 2010 in Aldeburgh Church, giving local children the opportunity to perform alongside professional musicians.
- Alde & Ore Wildfowlers Association - £500 towards raising the water levels of Aldeburgh Town Ponds for wildfowl and nature conservation as part of a partnership with the Town Council to manage and improve the ponds.
- Aldeburgh Cinema - £750 to bring school groups to the 2009 Aldeburgh Children’s Film Festival, which included screenings of films from around the world, workshops led by filmmakers and the author Anthony Horowitz, and related activities back in the classroom.
- Aldeburgh Music Club - £1000 towards a performance of Walton’s Belshazzar's Feast at Snape Maltings at the end of November 2009, linked to an education project with Aldeburgh Primary School.
- Jubilee Opera - £1,500 towards their new production of Britten’s opera for children, Let’s Make an Opera, in performed in the Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, November 2009.
- Just42 – a £520 start-up grant for a new youth dance group in Grundisburgh, an initiative suggested by young people in the village.
- Rotary Club of Saxmundham & District - £750 towards composition workshops and mentoring of young composers, some of whose works will be premiered at Snape Maltings as part of a wider project called SingOut2010.
- Wickham Market Youth Football Club - £750 towards the fitting out of a newly-built pavilion that will enable an already-thriving club to expand its activities, including a new section for girls.
- Wonderful Beast - £750 towards an intergenerational community arts project in which children from Hollesley Primary School and residents from the Mary Warner Homes in Boyton will create and perform a production inspired by the history of the almshouses.