Argus Appeal Fund

Grants available for: Groups in Sussex (and individuals with long term health needs)
Size of grants given:  up to £1000
Next deadline: no deadlines

Aims of Fund

The Argus Appeal Fund fast track is a grants programme which provides grants of up to £1,000 for smaller charities, voluntary and community groups or individuals in need across Sussex. It provides a quicker service for applicants who need a small grant or have an immediate or urgent funding need.

Who can apply

  • Voluntary and community groups – you must have a governing document (constitution, rules, memorandum and articles of association etc.), a governing body of at least three unrelated individuals, and a bank account in your group’s name with at least two unrelated signatories.
  • Not-for-profit organisations (Including CIOs, Companies Limited by guarantee and CICs)
  • Charities
  • Individuals with long term health issues and/or disabilities – applications are accepted from social workers or registered professionals on behalf of individuals

How much and what can you apply for

Grants will usually be no more than £1,000 (contact Sussex Community Foundation in advance if you want to apply for more than this).

Groups can apply for funding to support a range of critical or unexpected needs, such as:

  • Emergency repairsfor community buildings
  • Start-up costs for new community groups
  • Capacity building activities, such as training of volunteers or support with development of policies and procedures
  • Events and activities
  • Equipment and room hire

If you already have a main grant from Sussex Community Foundation, you can apply for an Argus Appeal grant, if you have an unexpected or emergency need for additional funding.

Individuals can apply for funding for specialist equipment and furniture or Treatment, counselling and therapeutic services

Full guidelines are on the Sussex Community Foundation website.

How to apply

Fill in the online form on the Sussex Community Foundation website.

Deadlines for application

The Argus Appeal Fund is currently paused for applications. It is expected to reopen in January 2021.

There are no deadlines, apply at any time.

You should get a decision within 3-4 weeks.

Contact details

Sussex Community Foundation
15 Western Road,
East Sussex
01273 409440

Last updated

16/11/2020 JG

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