Funding

Bury Town Pastors are dependent on grants and donations in order to operate, providing a caring presence on the streets of Bury St Edmunds on Friday and Saturday nights.

We are very grateful for grants recently received from:
  • Crime and Disorder Reduction Grant from Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Suffolk Community Foundation through Hodge and Shallow Fund
  • Suffolk Community Foundation through Harris Family Fund
We are very grateful for donations recently received from:
  • Churches in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding area
  • Individuals, organisations and businesses
  • St Eds Running Festival 2018 and sponsorship raised by individual entrants
  • Karooze Ltd (from fundraising on New Year’s Eve 2018)
Our thanks also go to:
  • Karooze Ltd (Flex, Karooze, So Bar and The Gym) for emergency supplies of bottled water during Town Pastor shifts.
  • Haversports for organising the St Eds Running Festival, held in October 2018 to raise funds for Bury Town Pastors.

Bury Town Pastors are extremely grateful for grants and donations received from so many sources since 2008.

  • Churches in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding area
  • Locality Budget Grant from Cllr Jo Rayner and Cllr Andrew Speed
  • Bury St Edmunds Round Table
  • St Eds Unique Bars Running Festival 2017 and sponsorship raised by individual entrants
  • Donations in memory of the late Lilian Olive Markham
  • ASDA, Bury St Edmunds
  • The Mayor’s Budget (Councillor Julia Wakelam)
  • Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Suffolk Community Foundation through The High Sheriff’s Fund
  • Suffolk Community Foundation through The Suffolk Giving Fund
  • Suffolk Community Foundation through The Shadwell Fund
  • Donations in memory of the late Donald Clarke
  • Suffolk Community Foundation through The Suffolk Fund
  • The Safer Suffolk Partnership Board
  • Suffolk Police
  • High Sheriff’s Organisation of the Year Award 2010
  • Councillor Mark Ereira – Locality Budget
  • Suffolk Foundation through The Safer Suffolk Foundation
  • Waitrose Community Matters Scheme
  • Suffolk Foundation through Suffolk Single Gateway
  • Suffolk Foundation through Grassroots Grants
  • The West Suffolk Community Safety Partnership

Our thanks also go to:

  • Individuals, organisations and businesses who have supported Bury Town Pastors financially.
  • Haversports for organising the St Eds Running Festival, held in October 2017 to raise funds for Bury Town Pastors and My WiSH Charity; Unique Bars Ltd for sponsoring the event; Abbeycroft Leisure, Knights Lowe and Kent Blaxill for sponsoring individual races; Snackpax Distribution Ltd for providing provisions for the event.
  • ‘Our Bury St Edmunds’ for providing portable phone chargers for Town Pastors to carry while on patrol.
  • ‘Our Bury St Edmunds’ for providing a portable external hard drive.
  • Flex Nightclub for providing bottled water and Freddos.
  • Club Brazilia for providing Freddos.
  • Bid4Bury for providing uniforms for new Town Pastors.
  • Bid4Bury for providing Bury Town Pastors with a laptop computer.
  • Sainsbury’s, Bury St Edmunds for providing a month’s supply of bottled water and a year’s supply of small packets of tissues.