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

Aims of Fund

The Fund seeks to support projects that benefit local communities and those with links to environment and ecology, climate change and energy. Priority will be given to projects that help tackle disadvantage and improve the lives of people and their well-being.

Who can apply

The Fund is open to charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations operating within the area shown 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.

Your group must have: a bank account; a constitution; accounts or records of expenditure; and any relevant policies (e.g. safeguarding, equal opportunities, health and safety).

How much and what can you apply for

You can apply for:

  • Grants of up to £10,000 for community projects in the Rampion area of benefit.
  • Grants of up to £20,000 for capital projects to improve community buildings in terms of energy use/energy generation/storage and energy efficiency. For more information on capital projects, read the full guidelines.

For the 2023 programme, they will focus on supporting projects such as:

  • Initiatives that directly address fuel poverty and/or fuel conservation or those that help people manage increased fuel costs;
  • Projects that encourage the sustainable use of resources and assist in tackling climate change;
  • Projects with a focus on energy use and energy efficiency;
  • Support for community building energy audits for improvements around 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 the value, experience and understanding of the natural heritage by both visitors and residents.

You can see more of the sort of work and projects they fund on the website.

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 next deadline will be 26th April 2024.

The fund opens once a year, usually between December and April/May.

Contact details

15 Western Road
Lewes BN7 1RL
Phone number: 01273 409440
email: grants@sussexgiving.org.uk
website: www.sussexgiving.org.uk/give-to-your-community/our-funds/named-funds/rampion-fund/

Date page updated 2/4/24 MA

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