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 If you notice something is out of date or wrong, please let us know.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.

Access to the Funds Online database of UK trusts is available for local groups via Community Base – just contact them to request the password to access the database on-line.

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

  • Asda Green Token Giving

    Grants available for: not for profit organisations
    Size of grants given: Up to £500
    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 about 18 weeks to process.

  • B&Q Community Re-Use

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

  • Chalk Cliff 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

  • East Brighton Trust Fund

    Grants available for: community groups in East Brighton.
    Size of grants given: Up to £500
    Next deadline: 10th January 2020

  • 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, likely to be early 2020

  • Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest

    Grants available for: Community groups in the South of England
    Size of grants given:£300-£3,000
    Next deadline: tba (will be in 2020)

  • Healthy Neighbourhood Fund

    Grants available for: Health and wellbeing related community activities in selected neighbourhoods in Brighton & Hove
    Size of grants given: up to £500
    Next deadline: Friday 13th September for Tarner area, other areas throughout September and October

  • Henry Smith Charity: County Grants

    Grants available for: Revenue or capital costs for small, non-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities 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.

  • Lions Clubs

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

  • National Lottery Grants for Heritage

    Grants available for: Projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. Heritage can be anything from the past that you value and want to pass on to future generations.
    Size of grant available: £3,000 – £10,000
    No deadlines

  • Neil Smith Good Food Grants

    Grants available for: small food projects, that benefit the community
    Size of grants given: between £200 and £850
    Next deadline: tbc (likely to be in March 2020)

  • One Stop Carriers for Causes

    Grants available for: projects that benefit local communities within 2 miles of a One Stop store
    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: Friday 25th October 2019

  • Rampion Fund

    Grants available for: projects that benefit the local community, in particular those with links to environment and ecology, climate change and energy and improving the sustainability of community facilities.
    Size of grants given: Small grants up to £10,000, Large grants up to £50,000
    Next deadline: March 2020 (exact date still to be announced)

  • 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

  • Southern Housing Group Gardening Neighbours

    Grants available for: Southern Housing residents to improve their scheme through a gardening project.
    Size of grants available: Up to £500
    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

    Grants available for: Small charities and not-for-profit organisations with incomes under £500,000, working in rural areas or areas of urban deprivation. Particular interest in funding community centres and village halls.
    Size of grants given: Small grants of £2,000-£7,500 for one year, large grants of £7,500-£20,000 per year for up to three years.
    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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