Charities, community land trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to make a change in the local area.
Nationwide are looking for local housing projects that will strengthen the local community by supporting the most vulnerable, finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.
The funded projects will also get community and volunteering support.
The programme will support:
- Core costs
- Staff costs
- Development and capacity building costs
- Volunteer costs
- Activity costs
- Small-scale capital costs
- Building works and refurbishment costs will be considered, where they are essential to the successful delivery of the project.
The deadline for applications is Friday 7th December 2018.
Find out more at https://sussexgiving.org.uk/nationwide-community-grants/
Brighton Energy Coop’s Community Fund is now open for applications
This year applications for grants – up to £3,500 – are open for any organisation in the BN postcode area until 30th November 2018. They intend to announce the winner before Christmas, and for projects to be up and running by March 2019.
The aim of the fund is to support local generation of renewable electricity or implement energy efficiency measures.
Further Guidelines and Application Form for applying to the fund are available here: http://www.brightonenergy.org.uk/community-fund/
For additional information please contact Stefania on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline has been extended for the final round of Brighton & Hove Council’s Communities Fund grant programme for 2018-19. The new deadline is Wednesday 31st October.
Groups can apply to either:
The Engagement Fund – for amounts up to £2,000, or
The Resilience Fund – for amounts up to £10,000
Funding needs to be spent by 31st March 2019, so this is for projects planned to take place at the start of next year.
Sussex Community Foundation will be offering grants from the new Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund in their next funding round (deadline 11th January).
This fund is for projects which support the personal and educational development of children and young people across Brighton & Hove.
You can apply for up to £5,000, via the usual Sussex Community Foundation application process.
Brighton & Hove Community Works are offering organisations a free funding search in partnership with the Communities, Equality & Third Sector Team at Brighton and Hove City Council. This service is your chance to meet one to one with the Council’s dedicated funding search officer, who will help you in your search for sources of funding using the national database Grantfinder.
You will talk through and select your organisation or project requirements, which will generate a list of potential funding sources. The results are prepared in a report that is emailed directly to your organisation. To achieve the most beneficial results from the search, a clear idea of your funding requirements should be identified before attending.
Appointments take approximately one hour and are available on the following dates between 10am and 2pm:
- Tuesday 27 March
- Friday 27 April
- Thursday 17 May
- Friday 29 June
- Tuesday 17 July
The service will be hosted in the Community Works offices in Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton.
To book a place or for further advice contact Donna Edmead on email@example.com or 01273 291112.
If you (or someone you know) could benefit from a little bit of funding and support then please apply online at brightonsoup.org.uk/projects. They are currently open for submissions for their next event to be held in June.
Last Friday, Isha, Boudicca and Tom from Audio Active won the public vote and £448 of ticket money and donations for their “Women in Music Tech” project. A surprise secret donation on the night gave all 4 projects a separate £250 donation. So B&H Speak Out’s Thumbs Up, Free University Brighton’s Projector and Fabrica’s Textile Flow also came away with some funding as well as other support and assistance gained on the night.
You can contact Brighton Soup directly if you want more information about how to apply for the next event:
0844 586 8182
Comic Relief Core Strength for Local Communities – applications via Sussex Community Foundation. Next Deadline Friday 4th May 2018, 5pm
This fund supports charitable organisations with annual incomes of up to £100,000 addressing disadvantage, to cover core costs (i.e. expenditure not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs). Grants available of up to £10,000. This fund has its own criteria and online application form. Applicants may apply separately to both this fund and Sussex Community Foundations’ general awards Summer Round, provided that any application for the latter is to support project activity costs (i.e. not for core costs). Previous applicants may also apply though you are recommended to contacting the Grants Team to discuss your previous application before making a further submission.
The Goodall Foundation (tGF) is offering to fully fund educational or charitable projects taking place on the Barge during the 2018 school summer holidays.
Since the Barge relaunched as a non-profit community and youth hub in the summer of 2017, over 20 organisations and community groups have run activities aboard, bringing the space to life. Whether a regular yoga class or a team away day, the Barge has demonstrated its appeal and value to the Marina and the city more broadly. The Barge is an asset owned by the Marina who hope that it will continue to grow into a hub of activity, enabling local community and youth groups and other socially-oriented organisations to broaden their offer to staff and beneficiaries alike.
“Last Summer’s activities were a great success. We saw over 600 participants take part in a variety of activities and more importantly we begun to see the endless potential the creative space presents” says Sunetta Kiarie, Programmes Manager at tGF. The Foundation are helping with the day to day management of the space and hope to see more young people, families and professionals engage with the Barge this Summer.
The residency is open to charities and community organisations in Brighton and Hove and will run from July 25th until September 3rd.
Applicants will have the option to apply for a three-week residency or the full six-weeks of the holidays. There are two ways to do this:
- Design a programme of activity that is built on the teams, projects and infrastructure you have as part of your organisation or;
- Curate a programme of events, delivered by your team and/or other external organisations with whom you have partnerships.
Both of these options will be fully funded. tGF anticipate up to £5,000 for three weeks or £10,000 for all six weeks. The deadline for both applications is Friday 16th March 2018 at 5.00pm. Find more information and the full application pack at http://medium.com/@theGoodallFdn
The next Brighton Soup community funding event is on Friday 16th March @ All Saints Church, Hove. If you’re interested looking for some funding, community support and a chance to let people know what you’re doing, then here’s a great opportunity.
Standing up to ask a room full of people to help you with your project can be scary, but the guys at Brighton Soup will help you. They give you pitch training, support you throughout the process and ultimately the room is full of very lovely people wanting to help.
To apply just answer 3 simple questions at brightonsoup.org.uk/projects.
Don’t take too long though, the application deadline is Tuesday 20th February 2018.
Small grants of up to £500 are available to groups in Moulsecoomb, Bates Estate, Saunders Park, Manor Farm, Whitehawk, Craven Vale, Bristol Estate and Higher Bevendean.
The deadline for the current round is 5pm, Friday 12th January.
How to apply
Head to the Sussex Community Foundation website now to read the funding criteria, for guidance on your application and to apply directly.
Help with your grant application
If you need help with your grant application or with submitting feedback, you can contact Sussex Community Foundation directly. Call them on 01273 409440 and ask to speak to Hannah or Tom.
The Resource Centre may also be able to help. Click here for more details on how we can help small groups in East Brighton to apply for grants and submit feedback.