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East Suffolk Rural Youth Project

The East Suffolk Rural Youth Project, funded by East Suffolk Council supports communities to develop youth provision and support for young people living rurally in the district. The project provides support tailored to each community, which will be based on engagement with its young people about their needs and interests. This could include providing more social opportunities with a youth café or youth club, supporting a healthier lifestyle with activity sessions or making services more accessible with carpools.The project will initially focus on the four most rural Community Partnership areas in East Suffolk, which are within:

  • Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and villages
  • Carlton Colville, Kessingland and villages
  • Framlingham, Wickham Market and villages
  • Melton, Woodbridge and Deben Peninsula

This comes after seven of the East Suffolk Community Partnerships identified some aspect of support for young people as one of their priorities, including education, opportunities, aspirations, services, facilities, activities, physical activities and mental well-being.

Get Involved!

If you are a youth work organisation and you are interested in working with us, please get in touch for an informal discussion. We are on the look out for partners to help us develop new youth provision over the next two years. We are inviting expressions of interest from youth work organisations to work alongside our Community Development Officer to deliver a 12-16-week programme of youth work sessions.  We plan to run up to 6 programmes per year. We would be looking to fund one or two youth workers per programme.


Do you live locally and want to support young people in your area? If so, we would love to hear from you. We will provide full training and DBS checks for volunteers and link you up with others in your community to get the project off to a flying start. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss the project in more detail

Tell us what you want! (a survey for young people)

As a young person living in East Suffolk, what do you think about the activities and support out there already and what else do you think is needed? Do you have a great idea? Would you like to get a new project started?

Complete the survey below to share your thoughts or get in touch to tell us what you think.

Contact Us!

If you’d like to know more or get involved, please get in touch with Jessica.

Jessica Filby, East Suffolk Youth Development Officer at Community Action Suffolk

Telephone: 01473 345361

Email: [email protected]