Brighton & Hove City Council Winter Fund

Grants available for: Community groups and voluntary organisations in Brighton & Hove
Size of grants given: Up to £5000
Next deadline: To be announced, expected January or February 2021

Aims of Fund

To support vulnerable people who are experiencing, or are at risk of, poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who can apply

Any organisation who can quickly provide support over this winter to vulnerable people in Brighton & Hove.

You must be able to collect information about what the funding will go towards, for example:

  • how many households have children
  • how many households do not have children
  • what you will spend the funding on

How much and what can you apply for

Up to £5,000 for projects that support people experiencing, or at risk of, poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic. You must be able to have spent the money by 31st March 2021.

The funding can be used for things like:

  • food
  • help with cooking
  • heating, including oil and portable gas cylinders
  • clothes and bedding
  • other essentials that are related to food, heating, lighting, cooking, water and toiletries

The grant is not for getting general advice about debt, finances, or for housing costs.

The grant must be used for project running costs, or to buy small capital items or goods. Up to 8% can be spent on management costs for running the project.

How to apply

Email the Council’s Community, Equalities and Third Sector team to request an application form at  Write “Application for winter support funding” as the title of the email and they aim to send you an application form within one working day.

In the application, you will need to tell them:

  • what you want to do with the funding
  • why you want funding
  • who will benefit from the support
  • how your organisation will link with other local organisations
  • how you will know that the support has been successful

Deadlines for application

Deadlines are expected to be announced later in the winter.

Contact details 
Community, Equalities and Third Sector team 
01273 29 11 12
Room 167 First Floor 
Hove Town Hall 
Norton Road 

Page updated: 15/1/21 RL

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