Favourite Funders for capital and equipment costs

Our Favourite Funders are funders that are particularly useful for small community groups based in Brighton & Hove. Some of them also fund organisations in other areas.

Here is a list of funders that give grants for capital costs, such as buying equipment or making improvements to buildings.

We try to keep Favourite Funders information as up to date as possible. If you notice something is out of date or wrong, please let us know. If you have successfully applied for funding from an organisation that is not listed, and think it may be a useful funder for other Brighton & Hove groups, please let us know.

We also have a subscription to Trustfunding.org.uk. This is a database of UK trusts, with information about the kinds of things they fund and how to apply. If you are a Sussex based community group you are welcome to use it at the Resource Centre – just contact us to book a time to come in. (We will not charge you to use the database, but do charge a small amount for computer use).

Click on the Links tab above for more useful sources of information about funders.

  • Argus Appeal

    Grants available for: projects that will make a difference to local groups or individuals.
    Size of grants given: From a few hundred to several thousand. No limits
    Next deadline: Deadlines throughout the year. Phone for details.

  • Asda Community Life

    Grants available for: not for profit organisations
    Size of grants given: Generally between £50 and £250
    No deadlines.

  • Awards for all

    Grants available for: not-for-profit groups. Community projects that will run for up to a year.
    Size of grants given: £300 to £10,000
    No deadlines. Applications take 3-4 months to process.

  • B&Q Community Re-Use

    Donations for: not-for-profit groups and organisations
    Donations of unsellable items
    No deadlines

  • Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

    Grants available for: Capital costs for registered charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs.
    Size of grants given: No maximum. Almost all grants under £50,000, most grants under £5,000
    No deadlines.

  • Chalk Cliffs Trust

    Grants available for: Charities, action groups and benevolent organisations in East Sussex
    Size of grants given: Mostly £3,000 – £5,000
    Next deadline: no deadlines

  • Dorothy Hay-Bolton Charitable Trust

    Grants available for: Charities working with people who are deaf or blind, particularly children, young people and elderly people.
    Size of grants given: £250 – £3500
    Next deadline: No deadlines

  • East Brighton Trust Fund

    Grants available for: community groups in East Brighton.
    Size of grants given: Up to £500
    Next deadline: TBA

  • Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

    Grants available for: Registered charities based in Sussex, working in fields of wildlife and conservation, support for disabled people, care for the elderly, general welfare, family planning and youth care.
    Size of grants given: Most under £10,000
    No deadlines.

  • Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme

    Grants available for: Small charities, for core costs, equipment or project costs.
    Size of grants given: £1,000 – 10,000
    No deadlines

  • Gannett Foundation Fund

    Grants available for: Local charities. Education and neighbourhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem solving, assistance for disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, cultural enrichment.
    Size of grants given: £5,000 to £10,000
    Next deadline: TBA, Autumn 2017

  • Gatwick Airport Community Trust

    Grants available for: to support community projects that protect and enhance the social and environmental well-being of the community, particularly those affected by operations at Gatwick Airport.
    Size of grants given: £250-£5000. Most grants are £1,000-£2,000
    Next deadline: TBA. Expected January 2018.

  • Gregg Foundation: Local Community Projects Fund

    Grants available for: projects benefiting people who are disabled, older people, people living in poverty, carers and/or homeless people.
    Size of grants given: Up to £2,000
    Next deadline: 24th June 2017

  • Greggs Foundation Environmental Grants

    Grants available for: Projects that benefit the local environment and improve people’s lives.
    Size of grants given: Up to £2,000
    Next deadline: 24th June 2017.

  • Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest

    Grants available for: Community groups in the South of England
    Size of grants given:£300-£3,000
    Next deadline: 5th May 2017

  • Hart Charitable Trust

    Grants available for: small local groups/organisations which the trustees believe deserve a little extra support.
    Size of grants given: around £100 – £1000
    No deadlines

  • Henry Smith Charity: County Grants

    Grants available for: Revenue or capital costs for non-profit organisations in eight English counties, including East and West Sussex.
    Size of grants given: £500 to £10,000 in one year, or up to £20,000 over two or three years.
    Trustees meet four times a year, in March, June, September and December.

  • Hove and Portslade Aid in Sickness Association Community Grants scheme

    Grants available for: Small grants may be available for community groups working in Hove & Portslade with people who are ill or disabled
    Size of grants given: Up to £2K, most grants under £1K
    No deadlines – contact them to find out when their next decision making meeting is.

  • Ian Askew Charitable Trust

    Grants available for:  registered UK charities, with a preference for Sussex
    Size of grants given: Most grants under £500
    Next deadline: Decisions made every other month

  • JC Robinson Trust No 3

    Grants available for:organisations that promote welfare of the elderly or disadvantaged and encourage the training and community spirit of young people.
    Size of grants given: £30 to £500
    No deadlines

  • Lions Clubs

    Grants available for: local charitable causes
    Size of grants given: No set limits, grants generally £50-£1000
    Next deadline: No deadlines

  • Mrs A Lacy Tate Trust

    Grants available for: Charities is East Sussex, for general charitable purposes, including education for school children and relief of suffering of animals.
    Size of grant available: Most grants are for around £500
    No deadlines

  • One Stop Carriers for Causes

    Grants available for: projects that benefit local communities within 2 miles of a One Stop store (in Brighton & Hove, this is 188 Nevill Road, BN3 7QQ)
    Size of grants given: Up to £1,000
    No deadlines

  • Patcham Community Fund

    Grants available for: Groups working to improve quality of life for residents in the Patcham area, including Hollingdean and Withdean.
    Size of grants available: Up to £1000
    No deadlines

  • Pebble Trust

    Grants available for: Organisations in Brighton and Hove
    Size of grants given: Most grants are for £500-£5,000
    Next deadline: 26th May 2017

  • People's Postcode Trust

    Grants available for: Projects that focus on he prevention of poverty and/or upholding of human rights for vulnerable groups and promotion of equal rights, and/or helping people come together for the benefit of their area to resolve conflicts
    Size of grants available: up to £2,000 for organisations that are not registered charities; up to £20,000 for registered charities.
    Next deadline: 18th August 2017

  • Percy Bilton Charity

    Grants available for: disadvantaged young people under 25; people with disabilities; older people aged over 60
    Size of grants given: small grants: up to £500; large grants £2,000 to £5,000
    No deadlines

  • Postcode Community Trust

    Grants available for: supporting marginalised groups in obtaining the skills & resources to effect change in their own communities.
    Size of grants available: Up to £2,000 for organisations that are not registered charities; up to £20,000 for charities.
    Next deadline: 18th August 2017

  • Rotary Club of Brighton

    Grants available for: charitable causes in Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas, and internationally
    Size of grants given: any size, but generally £100-250
    No deadlines

  • Tesco Bags of Help

    Grants available for: Any non profit making group or organisation
    Size of grants given: £4,000, £2,000 or £1,000
    No deadlines

  • The Southern Co-operative: Love your neighbourhood fund

    Grants available for: Charitable or not-for-profit groups who benefit local communities
    Size of grants given: £50 to £1,000
    Next deadline: n/a

  • Trust House Charitable Foundation Small Grants

    Grants available for: Charities and not-for-profit organisations with incomes under £500,000
    Size of grants given: Up to £9,999
    Next deadline: No deadlines for grants under £5,000. Applications for £5,001-£9,999 assessed at meetings in April, July, October and January, and must be received 6 weeks before meeting.

  • Tudor Trust

    Grants available for: Small, under resourced organisations working to achieve lasting change in their communities.
    Size of grants available: No limit, grants range from £100-£150,000
    No deadlines

  • Waitrose Community Matters

    Grants available for: Welfare organisations, community groups, schools, local divisions of national charities, local charities.
    Size of grant available: £1000 shared between 3 organisations. Proportion decided by customers.
    No deadlines.

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.

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