Community Health Fund open to applications

The Community Health Fund supports small community group initiatives, with an income under £35,000 a year, which improve the health and wellbeing of Brighton and Hove’s residents.

The fund is ending

The fund has run for a number of years and is now ending. So this is your last chance to apply for this money!

The deadline for applications to the fund is 13 January 2017.

If you’ve applied once for the fund already, then consider applying again. Groups may be able to receive funding twice.

Other information

Please note that Sussex Community Foundation manage the application process for the Community Health Fund on behalf of Public Health at Brighton and Hove City Council.

The fund particularly welcomes applications for activities that support LGBT, disabled, younger and older people.

You can also read more about the fund on the Sussex Community Foundations website.

To apply, go to the Sussex Community Foundation’s website, and scroll down the page to the Brighton & Hove Community Health Fund to download or complete an online application form.

Mental Wellbeing Innovation Fund – closes 14 Dec

The public health team at the Council and the CCG mental health team have just published an invitation to bid for a third round of the Mental Wellbeing Innovation Fund at:

  • Funding is for one year only
  • Up to £5000 per project
  • They are looking for initiatives to reduce the high rates of self-harm and suicide in the city
  • The deadline for applications is 5pm 14 December 2016

How to apply for Arts Council Funding: November 24th

Are you interested in applying to the Arts Council for funding, but don’t know where to start?
Are you thinking about applying but would like some advice first?
Do you want to understand more about how the process works, and how applications are judged?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, this is the workshop for you! Join the Brighton Fringe team and Ashai Nicholas, Diversity Relationship Manager from Arts Council England, to learn all about the process, ask questions specific to your project, and get some top tips.

During the session you will have the opportunity to sign up for a follow-up, one-to-one session with Ashai on Thursday 15th December.

Venue: Board Room M2, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY

Places for this workshop are limited, so you must RSVP here:

Community Health Fund open to applications: Info session 1st December

The Community Health Fund supports small community group initiatives, with an income under £35,000 a year, which improve the health and wellbeing of Brighton and Hove’s residents.

The fund is ending

The fund has run for a number of years and is now ending. So this is your last change to apply for this money!

The deadline for applications to the fund is 13 January 2017.

Information session

Our Advice and Support Co-ordinator, Hazel Roper, and Laura Williams from Sussex Community Foundation are running an information session on the fund on Thursday 1 December 2016. This is your opportunity to hear more about the fund, access advice and support around your application and meet with others applying to the fund.

The session will introduce the fund and its aims, go through the application form and timetable for applying. You’ll be given information about the support available to help you to make an application. There will also be plenty of time for your questions and networking with other groups there.

If someone from your group has attended an information session before, but you haven’t, or if you would benefit from a refresher, please do come along. We’d love to see you there.

If you’ve applied once for the fund already, then consider applying again. Groups may be able to receive funding twice.

Book your place at our information session today!

Brighton Soup: how to submit your project (deadline 9th November)

Brighton Soup have announced that they are now open to submissions for their next funding event @ Community Base on Dec 2nd. If you’re interested, here’s what you need to know;

  • You don’t’ have to be an organisation or charity to apply, it can just be you
  • You don’t need formal plans or projections, just an idea
  • Your project has to benefit the people of Brighton & Hove City in a charitable way
  • You get help, support and training on how to present your idea
  • You get an opportunity for some funding, even if you don’t win the vote
  • You meet a lot of really great people that may want to get involved and help you
  • You get to eat delicious food and maybe have some fun too

The submission deadline for this event is Wed 9th Nov 2016. So if you (or someone you know) is interested, please apply online at and answer 3 simple questions;

  1. What is your idea/project?
  2. How does it benefit people?
  3. How does the money help?

Brighton Soup date coming up

The next Brighton Soup event will be on Friday 23rd September 2016 at The Bridge Community Education Centre,

Community projects in Brighton are invited to bid for funding. Everyone who attends will vote on which project should be funded.

If you are running a community project and need funding, you can submit a bid any time up to 31st August.

For more information see our Favourite Funder page for Brighton Soup.


Aviva Community Fund opens 13th September, closes 11th October

The Aviva Community Fund is a competition which community projects can enter, to be in with a chance of funding.

There are 200 prizes of £1000 each on offer to the projects which receive the most votes.

To enter this level of the competition:

  • your organisation must have an annual income below £100,000, and have existed for at least 6 months
  • your project must create a change that positively impacts the local community, through for example specific purchases, activities or the running costs of a programme

The competition opens on 13th September 2016, and entries must be submitted before noon on 11th October 2016. Your entry can include photographs and a video, to make the maximum impact on the voting public.

Voting takes place between 21st October and 18th November. Each person has 10 votes. The 200 projects with the most votes will receive £1000 each, to be spent during 2017.

For larger organisations, there are also larger amounts of funding available, but there is a longer process to go through, and fewer awards available.

For full details of the competition, see the Aviva Community Fund website:

Grant Programme for Inter Faith Week 2016

The Inter Faith Youth Trust has a Small Grants Programme for events organised by and for young people focused around Inter Faith Week 13-20 November 2016

The Trust will be awarding small grants up to £500.00 for organisations running events or projects connected with Inter Faith Week 2016

Grants are awarded for proposals for inter-faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. The age range for young people is 11-25 years.

Priority will be given to projects which:

  • Actively involve young people in planning, running, and evaluation of the project.
  • Promote positive action i.e. young people from different backgrounds coming together to address shared problems like improving green spaces.
  • Are run by non-statutory organisations, such as youth clubs, scout/guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations.

Grants can provide part-funding. Grants are not available for converting young people to a different faith.
Grants are given only to UK based organisations and are given for the agreed purposes set out in the completed grant application form. Grants are for use in accordance with the Trust’s charitable objectives. The Inter Faith Youth Trust as funder takes no responsibility for carrying out the work.

You can download the application form from the Trust’s website:

Completed applications must be received by email by Friday 9th September 2016  

East Brighton Trust grants available via Sussex Community Foundation

East Brighton Trust offer small grants for community groups which benefit residents of East Brighton.

In future these grants will be adminstered via Sussex Community Foundation. The application process has changed, but the grants are still available to groups in East Brighton.

Your group can still apply for an East Brighton Trust grant, even if you have received a Sussex Community Foundation grant this year.

For more information see our Favourite Funders page.

Funding for joint academic / community projects

  • Do you have a good idea for a community-university partnership project?
  • Do your ideas involve working with communities, projects or academics local to University of Brighton campuses?
  • Do you need some seed funding to kick-start co-working?

Cupp seed funding aims to support the development of partnerships between academic staff and community organisations that will work together on a topic of mutual interest.  This fund supports work across our campus areas of Brighton, Eastbourne & Hastings.

Up to £5000 is available per project and Cupp can offer you support to develop partnerships, project ideas and your application.  For further information visit the Cupp website, where you can download a copy of the guidance notes and learn more about eligibility and the criteria – or call 01273 643004 to talk to one of the team about your ideas.

The deadline for applications is the 23rd May 2016, and successful projects would be expected to start by October 2016.

You need to call Cupp to discuss your ideas before putting in an application.