Trust funding for Brighton & Hove and Sussex
A list of trust funds that specifically fund community groups in Sussex.
This page contains a list of trust funds that the Resource Centre has identified as being particularly useful for community groups in Sussex. For tips to help you with applying to trust funds,have a look at our information page on Fundraising from Trusts.
The Raising Money section of this website includes information on other Favourite Funders for small local groups in Sussex, as well as tips and advice on applying for grants and organising fundraising events.
We try to keep our 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 If you notice something is out of date or wrong, please let us know.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 Sussex groups, please let us know.
Click on the Links tab above for other useful sources of information about funders.
Grants available for: General, welfare – for charitable organisations that help to alleviate suffering of vulnerable people in society based in the south east of England.
Size of grants given: £1000 – £25,000
Next deadline: Trustees meet in June & October
Grants available for: to support charities active in the fields of care for young and older people, health, education and religion.
Size of grants given: £100 to £1000s – average grant size around £1000.
Next deadline: Trustees meet three times a year.
Grants available for: registered charities. No set criteria.
Size of grants given: No maximum. Almost all grants under £25,000, most grants under £5,000
Grants available for: Registered charities working in fields of disability, health, older people, and conservation.
Size of grants given: £1000 or £2,000
Next deadline: Grants made in February/March each year
Grants available for: relief of sickness for persons in need in Brighton & Hove.
Size of grants given: Total: £70,000, Grants awarded from £2,000 to £10,000.
Next deadline: Once a year. Applications deadline by end of June.
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
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
Grants available for: charities based in Sussex, operating in the fields of wildlife & conservation, disability, medical research or welfare of older or young people.
Size of grants given: £1000-100,000
Grants available for: Health & welfare of young and older people; local organisations based in Sussex, with preference for West Sussex and Chichester.
Size of grants given: Between £500 and £2,000
Next deadline: No deadlines
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-£10,000. Most grants £500-£1000.
Next deadline: Fund currently closed. Next chance to apply will be in January 2016.
Grants available for: small local groups/organisations which the trustees believe deserve a little extra support.
Size of grants given: £100 – £750
Next deadline: None stated.
Grants available for: work relating to asylum seekers and refugees, homelessness, helping disadvantaged 16-25 year olds to get into work, penal affairs.
Size of grant available: Average grant size is around £5,000
Applications accepted at any time, but they publish their meeting dates on their website.
Grants available for: charities, with a preference for Sussex
Size of grants given: £200 – £2,500
Next deadline: Decisions made every other month
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
Next deadline: No deadlines
Grants available for: Preference for groups in East Sussex
Size of grants available: Small amounts
Next deadline: No deadlines. Applications take 3 – 6 months.
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: £100-£5000
Grants available for: Organisations in Brighton and Hove
Size of grants given: Not advertised, but previous grants are £500-£10,000
Grants available for: local groups based in East Sussex or Kent
Size of grants available: £500-£5000
Grants available for: Charities, with a preference for West Sussex, working with people with ill health, particularly those with arthritis or Parkinsons, and those who are blind, older or disabled.
Size of grant available: £500-£1000
Grants available for: small groups in Brighton
Size of grants given: small amounts, up to £5,000 awarded per quarter
Next deadline: N/A – trustees meet quarterly
Grants available for:Third sector organisation running projects relating to heritage, education, health care or sports facilities.
Size of grants given:£1,000 – £10,000
Tips for raising money from trust funders
These books are available for reference only, at the Resource Centre. 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.Other services you might find useful