Making Changes, North West Ipswich BLT

NW Ipswich BLT will provide over a million pounds worth of funding, which will be available over a period of 10+ years. Local residents are the decision makers on how the lottery funding is used based upon resident consultation.

For Local People by Local People living or working in Whitton, Whitehouse & Castle Hill who want to bring real improvements to the community and to the lives of people living in it.

Local Residents

We're a group of Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill residents supported by a team of advisers.

Meet the Team

Local Investment

We have £1 million to invest in building, supporting and growing the community of North West Ipswich.

How we can help you

Building Community

NW Ipswich is lacking in activities, training and opportunities. We want to change that.

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Latest Posts

Lesley Young gives interview to Radio Suffolk-The Friendly Bench

Lyndsey Young of The Friendly Bench CIC speaks to Radio Suffolk’s Lesley Dolphin When we were told the amazing news that our application for a Friendly Bench had been successful we were thrilled because we know from extensive research and by chatting to local people that a lot of us experience feelings of isolation or loneliness in […]

The Friendly Bench expands into NW Ipswich to fight loneliness in the community

We are thrilled to announce that our NW Ipswich community is to be awarded a Friendly Bench thanks to National Lottery funding! The Friendly Bench CIC, a social enterprise which tackles loneliness and social isolation, offered  community groups and voluntary organisations across the country to apply for their own Friendly Bench after successfully securing £240K of […]

Fun Dog Show 2019

By popular request, North West Ipswich Big Local Trust held our second Fun Dog Show at Castle Hill Park on Sunday, 8 September. Following on from last year’s success, the NWI BLT Events Team, ably assisted by a number of volunteers and Ipswich Borough Council Parks, decided to repeat the show with a slightly different […]