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: Up to £10,000
Next deadline: Expected to be Spring 2022

Aims of Fund

Applications can be made to support any of the below criteria. For project examples and advice, please read the Rampion Fund guidance notes.

  • Projects that encourage the sustainable use of resources and assist in tackling climate change;
  • Projects with a focus on energy use and energy efficiency;
  • Renewables and sustainability initiatives for community facilities;
  • Support for marine ecology, nature conservation and environmental improvements;
  • Projects that enhance awareness, understanding and active engagement of the special nature of the south downs and marine environment, e.g. The Living Coast, UNESCO designation;
  • Increasing opportunities for those facing disadvantage and deprivation to take part in onshore and offshore sports and recreational pursuits
  • Increasing the value, experience and understanding of the natural heritage by both visitors and residents

Who can apply

The Fund is open to charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations, operating within Area 1 on this map, which extends from Littlehampton Harbour in the west, to Beachy Head in the east and up to the A272 near Twineham in the north close to the wind farm’s onshore substation.

How much and what can you apply for

You can apply for:

  • Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000.
    You cannot apply for these grants if you are currently holding a general grant from Sussex Community Foundation, or if you are applying for a Sussex Community Foundation grant at the same time.
  • If your project is in East Worthing and Lancing or around the electrical substation near Twineham (Areas 2 and 3 on the map), you can apply for a larger grant (up to £50,000). You will need match funding. Contact Sussex Community Foundation to find out more.
  • If you are applying for a capital project, you will need match funding.

How to apply

Read the Rampion Fund guidelines (PDF) and fill in the Rampion Fund application form on the Sussex Community Foundation website.

Deadlines for application

  • The fund opens once a year for applications, with the deadline usually in spring

Contact details

15 Western Road
Lewes BN7 1RL
Phone number: 01273 409440
email: info@sussexgiving.org.uk
website: www.sussexgiving.org.uk

Date page updated 29/3/21 RL

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