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Lowestoft Community Capacity Project

Delivered by a partnership consisting of Community Action Suffolk, Lowestoft Rising, East Suffolk Council, Access Community Trust, Suffolk County Council and the Department of Work and Pensions, the Lowestoft Community Capacity Project was a three-year initiative.

Funded by the Big Lottery Community Fund, through the Reaching Communities programme, it aims to bring about sustainable, resilient and stronger communities and to enable residents who have ideas but lack the skills and confidence to action them.

This includes setting up and running community groups, increasing the capacity of existing groups and identifying residents to take part in a community champion scheme.

The project will also provide support and advice to residents, families and communities across a range of themes, while also identifying new learning and training opportunities to help develop personal resilience or as a pathway to employment.

Working with partnerships, organisations and residents are three ‘Community Enablers’ who are dedicated to building on assets, resources and opportunities that already exist or are planned in Lowestoft and Waveney.

Representing the Kessingland parish is the Senior Enabler, Lorraine Light, along with Maggie Rayson for the Kirkley area and Dave Eagle supporting the Harbour ward (North Lowestoft).

To learn more about the Lowestoft Community Capacity Project, visit