Applying for grants

The important thing to remember when writing funding applications is that every funder is different, so every application should be different. Funders are only likely to fund you if they support the particular kind of work your group is doing, so finding the right funders, and writing your application to show how you fit into their priorities, is really important.

This section will help you to find the right funders for your group, write application letters, fill in application forms and approach businesses to ask for donations.

Click on the Links tab above for other organisations and resources to help you with funding applications.

These books are available at the Resource Centre, for reference only. If you prefer to borrow them, some of the titles are available at local libraries in Brighton & Hove. Groups based in Sussex are welcome to come in and browse our bookshelf and noticeboards.

The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.

Most useful services for local groups

Website with a wide range of information and advice on setting up and running community groups, charities and social enterprises.

Have a large number of very useful, easy to read information sheets on a range of subjects, including campaigning, fundraising and publicity.

Other services you might find useful