Ellingham Community Trust uses the following objectives when assessing applications. For the main application, community-wide projects are preferred to grants to small groups or individuals.

Heritage, Culture and Local Environment

  • protection and enhancement of local wildlife habitats
  • preserving and promoting footpaths and walks
  • enhancing areas around the village and hamlets in the Parish
  • developing community activities and groups
  • a newsletter to all Parishioners

Economy and Employment

  • broadband speed to be improved
  • contribution to support marketing and training for local businesses and in exceptional circumstances for some equipment

 Education and Training

  • youth opportunities and transport access to educational opportunities
  • resource centre/s


  • providing leverage to support new housing to rent for local people
  • the provision of contributions towards renewable energies for homes of businesses to reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions
  • supporting flood defences

Community Facilities and Services

  • more public transport
  • village hall improvements and more community activities
  • village church improvements
  • improvements to the village school for long term sustainability not funded by public funds
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