The Town Council is able to provide a range of support services for Community Groups in Stowmarket – from grant funding to the provision of advice and promotional opportunities.


Grant Funding

We place a high value on improving the town by working with local groups and organisations. In order to support the work of local groups, we have two funding schemes – The Grant Scheme and StowFund.

The Grants Scheme

Local organisations are able to apply for grants, of up to £500,  for projects and initiatives that will be of benefit to the residents of Stowmarket. The 2019 Grants scheme will re-open in October.


StowFund runs throughout the year to support volunteer-led projects and initiatives that benefit the community and/or improve the environment of Stowmarket. Money has recently been awarded to the Salvation Army for youth engagement exercises at the café on the Recreation Ground and to the Stowmarket Boys Brigade Band for new uniforms and wet weather capes.

Please click the links below:

StowFund Application Form

StowFund Supporting Information

If you would like further information on our grants please contact Sarah-Jayne Thomas – mail to: or telephone 01449 612060.


Promotional Opportunities

The Town Council is pleased to offer help to groups and organisations promote themselves and the services that they provide.

The Town Council’s website features a Community Directory and an events listing facility. We can promote events and activities through our social media channels and we offer opportunities for promotion at our community events.

We also help organisations to provide ‘pop-up’ stalls in the Market Place. Recent stalls have included blood pressure monitoring from OneLife Suffolk, information and advice given by the Stowmarket Dementia Action Alliance and tips and advice on healthy eating..


Room hire

The Town Council owns and manages the Stowmarket Community Centre, which offers rooms for hire which are suitable for classes, meetings and group activities. Call Heather Tooke on 01449 613084 to discuss you requirements. The Stowmarket Community Centre website can be found here.

In addition, the John Milton Room in the historic Milton House is available for hire, please call the Communities Team on 01449 612060 for details.