The Touching the Tide community grants fund is now closed. In total we have awarded £38,538.
In the last round of funding we made the following awards:
- Chillesford Parish Council was awarded £1000 towards a new bespoke village sign in oak and bronze, featuring marsh harriers and reedbeds.
- A partnership project with Eastfeast, HMP Hollesley Bay and Hollesley Primary School was awarded £3200 to celebrate the area. The main focus is prisoners working with Eastfeast educational practitioners and the HM Prison Education Department to develop an outdoor area which reflects the surrounding natural environment and the cultural heritage of Hollesley Bay Colony.
- The Discover Landguard Partnership was awarded £500 to repair the door and gain access to an old World War II building with the eventual aim of turning it into a Sea Hide and information point.
- Suffolk Wildlife Trust received £156 towards a Living Seas floor game which highlights coastal problems and solutions (see the picture above).
- Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project was awarded £1000 to repair and replace coastal barn owl boxes. These are made by the South Lowestoft based SOLD (Special Objectives for the Locally Disabled).
Some examples of grants previously awarded include:
- Tim Miller, a local resident, was awarded £1000 towards a memorial to the coastguards at Shingle Street now that the station there has closed.
- Waveney & Blyth Arts was awarded £2533 towards a Climate and Coastal Change programme of walks, and photography & art workshops. Waveney & Blyth Arts delivered the Famous Five Birds, one of the first projects Touching the Tide helped to support.
- David Ball, landowner, was awarded £3000 towards the cost of providing a wheelchair accessible public route around a reedbed in Southwold.
- Dunwich PCC was awarded £785 to restore a historic memorial
- The East Anglian Sailing Trust was awarded £3,144 to help disabled youngsters go sailing
- The RSPB was awarded £2,542 to protect breeding little tern colonies at Kessingland
- The Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service was awarded £3,000
- The Landguard Partnership was awarded £609 to purchase a gazebo for use at outdoor events