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 If you notice something is out of date or wrong, please let us know.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

  • Awards for All (National Lottery)

    Grants available for: not-for-profit groups
    Size of grants given: £300 to £20,000
    No deadlines.

  • Builder Depot Charitable Donations Programme

    Available for: Community projects, registered charities, educational & religious institutions, hospitals and hospices, conservation areas
    Donations of building materials
    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 £750
    Next deadline: Monday 10th June 2024

  • Enjoolata Community Grants

    Grants available for: registered charities, Community Interest Companies, and individuals funding non-profit projects in the BN postcode area
    Size of grants given:  up to £5,000
    Next deadline: expected to be January 2025

  • Gatwick Airport Community Trust

    Grants available for: community projects in areas affected by operations at Gatwick Airport
    Size of grants given: £250-£5000
    Next deadline: To be announced, likely Spring 2025

  • Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest

    Grants available for: Community groups in the South of England
    Size of grants given: £300-£3,000
    Next deadline: 13th May 2024

  • 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: check with TDC worker for your area

  • Lions Clubs

    Grants available for: local charitable causes
    Size of grants given: No set limits, grants generally £50 – £1,000
    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

  • National Lottery Reaching Communities England

    Grants available for: Community organisations, charities and not-for-profit companies that serve communities in England
    Size of grant available: Over £20,000
    Next deadline: No deadlines

  • Patcham Community Fund

    Grants available for: Groups working to improve quality of life for residents in the Patcham area, including Hollingbury 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: 28th June 2024

  • Postcode Society Trust

    Grants available for: Small groups and charities in the south of England
    Size of grants given: £500 – £2,500 (up to £25,000 for registered charities, CIC and community benefit societies)
    Deadlines for 2024:

  • Rampion Community Benefit Fund

    Grants available for: community projects with links to environment and ecology, climate change and energy
    Size of grants given: up to £10,000 for community projects; up to £20,000 for capital projects for community buildings
    Next deadline: 26th April 2024

  • 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

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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