Grants and Gifts

Financial support

The Sudbury Common Lands Charity is grateful for the significant financial support it receives through successful grant applications and from donations from generous individuals and organisations.

This provides essential funds, which go towards the various projects that benefit everyone who uses the Common Lands and the wider Sudbury riverside.

Local supporters of the Sudbury Common Lands Charity

In the recent past supporters have included: Heritage Lottery Fund, Awards for All, Babergh District Council, Sudbury Town Council, Suffolk County Council, Sudbury Talbot Rotary, D C Moncrieff Charitable Trust, Waitrose, Scarfe Charitable Trust, Jackson Civil Engineering and the estates of Roy Southgate and Bob Crane.

Find out how you can donate to the Sudbury Common Lands here


Sudbury Common Lands Charity was fortunate to be a one of the beneficiaries of the legacy of Tony Wheeler. Tony served as a trustee of the charity for ten years and was always keen to see that it was equipped to fulfill its land management duties.

With this in mind, the trustees used his bequest to purchase a tractor and a buck-rake - important items of equipment that ensured the management work could continue effectively for many years to come.

Sweeper brush

Sisters Amanda, Dawn and Julie Coppock raised significant funds for the charity in memory of their father who had been a stalwart of the Riverside Projects Team. The money was used to purchase a sweeper brush to clear leaves and mud from the Valley Trail. Now the trail is in a much cleaner condition, thanks to the machine which carries Dave Coppock's name.

The charity continues to receive donations great and small, which enable it to carry out its work. This is in addition to the income received from contracts that the ranger team fulfill on the Sudbury riverside.

Donations board

Further contributions continue to be received and the charity is always keen to acknowledge these, whether great or small, on their 'Donations Board' which is located at the entrance to the Common Lands near the Mill Hotel.

  • The Alfred Williams Charitable Trust
  • Suffolk County Council Locality Budget (Cllr. John Sayers)
  • Leslie Mary Carter Charitable Trust
  • Uplands Middle School
  • St Gregory’s Primary School
  • Rotary Club of Sudbury
  • Mary Atkins
  • Michael & Halcyon Mandelstam
  • Philip & Beverley Richardson
  • Tony Atherton
  • Kit Farnes
  • David Coppock & Family
  • Mary Haselden
  • St Gregory's School
  • Uplands Middle School
  • The Lewin Family
  • Jean Moscrop (for Benjamin Shelley 1868-1946) Freeman of Sudbury
  • Anthony Wheeler 1927-2012, Freeman of Sudbury, Trustee 1991-2001
  • Keith Berry
  • In Memory of Joan & Stanley Burnett
  • Alan Shelley, Freeman of Sudbury
  • Patrons - Prince of Wales Public House
  • Great Cornard WI
  • In memory of Alan Phillips
  • Malcolm & Diana Hutton - 'Their special place'
  • In loving memory of Minnie and Roly Sargeant
  • Thanks to Jean Davis
  • Amanda, Julie and Dawn - In memory of their Dad, David Coppock
  • In memory of Constance E Collen
  • Edward Gerald Filer, Freeman of Sudbury and Pamela Lucy Filer, Secretary of Sudbury Freemen's Trust for 28 years
  • Dudley Jane Hunt 'Who so enjoyed the Meadows'
  • In grateful appreciation of Sarah and Roy Fuller of The Essex Trust
  • In memory of David Buck who found his peace here
  • In memory of John and Doreen Albon
  • Robins Row Ltd - SCLC chosen charity in 2017
  • The Estate of Frances Murdock
  • Maureen and Graeme Pulham
  • In memory of my beloved husband James W Stimpson 1936-2015
  • Trees planted with thanks to Mr D & Mrs M Wallace
  • With appreciation and gratitude to Pamela Green
  • With grateful thanks to Caroline Dawkins
  • To the memory of Freeman Jean Moscrop and husband Mick
  • To the memory of Mary Lee (nee Grimwood) who loved these meadows
  • In memory of Pete Hancock
  • In loving memory of Simon Turner
  • Jackson Civil Engineering
  • Essex Trust

This website was created by the Mackman Group and the funding was provided by Business Link (EEDA) and the estate of Kit Farnes for which the Trustees are most grateful.

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