Favourite Funders for capital and equipment costs
Our Favourite Funders are funders that are particularly useful for small community groups based in Brighton & Hove. Some of them also fund organisations in other areas.
Here is a list of funders that give grants for capital costs, such as buying equipment or making improvements to buildings.
We try to keep Favourite Funders information as up to date as possible. If you notice something is out of date or wrong, please let us know. If you have successfully applied for funding from an organisation that is not listed, and think it may be a useful funder for other Brighton & Hove groups, please let us know.
We also have a subscription to Trustfunding.org.uk. This is a database of UK trusts, with information about the kinds of things they fund and how to apply. If you are a Sussex based community group you are welcome to use it at the Resource Centre – just contact us to book a time to come in. (We will not charge you to use the database, but do charge a small amount for computer use).
Click on the Links tab above for more useful sources of information about funders.
Grants available for: projects that will make a difference to local groups or individuals.
Size of grants given: From a few hundred to several thousand. No limits
Next deadline: Deadlines throughout the year. Phone for details.
Grants available for: not for profit organisations
Size of grants given: Up to £500
Grants available for: not-for-profit groups. Community projects that will run for up to a year.
Size of grants given: £300 to £10,000
No deadlines. Applications take about ten weeks to process.
Donations for: not-for-profit groups and organisations
Donations of unsellable items
Grants available for: Charities, action groups and benevolent organisations in East Sussex
Size of grants given: Mostly £3,000 – £5,000
Next deadline: no deadlines
Grants available for: community groups in East Brighton.
Size of grants given: Up to £500
Next deadline: 4th May 2018
Grants available for: Registered charities based in Sussex, working in fields of wildlife and conservation, support for disabled people, care for the elderly, general welfare, family planning and youth care.
Size of grants given: Most under £10,000
No deadlines for grants up to £5,000.
Next deadline for £5K-£10K: 11th Febrary 2018. (Opens 4th January 2018)
Grants available for: to support community projects that protect and enhance the social and environmental well-being of the community, particularly those affected by operations at Gatwick Airport.
Size of grants given: £250-£5000. Most grants are £1,000-£2,000
The Trust awards grants once a year. Applications are usually invited in January with a deadline date in March.
Grants available for: Community groups in the South of England
Size of grants given:£300-£3,000
Next deadline: TBA (in 2017 it was 5th May). Open to applications from March 2018
Grants available for: Revenue or capital costs for small, non-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in eight English counties, including East and West Sussex.
Size of grants given: £500 to £10,000 in one year, or up to £20,000 over two or three years.
Trustees meet four times a year, in March, June, September and December.
Grants available for: registered UK charities, with a preference for Sussex
Size of grants given: Most grants under £500
Next deadline: Decisions made every three months
Grants available for:organisations that promote welfare of the elderly or disadvantaged and encourage the training and community spirit of young people.
Size of grants given: £30 to £500
Grants available for: local charitable causes
Size of grants given: No set limits, grants generally £50-£1000
Grants available for: Charities is East Sussex, for general charitable purposes, including education for school children and relief of suffering of animals.
Size of grant available: Most grants are for around £500
Grants available for: projects that benefit local communities within 2 miles of a One Stop store
Size of grants given: Up to £2,000
Grants available for: Groups working to improve quality of life for residents in the Patcham area, including Hollingdean and Withdean.
Size of grants available: Up to £1000
Grants available for: Organisations in Brighton and Hove
Size of grants given: Most grants are for £500-£5,000
Next deadline: 26th January 2018
Grants available for: disadvantaged young people under 25; people with disabilities; older people aged over 60
Size of grants given: small grants: up to £500; large grants £2,000 to £5,000
Grants available for: charitable causes in Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas, and internationally
Size of grants given: any size, but generally £100-250
Grants available for: Any non profit making group or organisation
Size of grants given: £4,000, £2,000 or £1,000
Grants available for: Charitable or not-for-profit groups who benefit local communities
Size of grants given: £50 to £1,000
Next deadline: n/a
Grants available for: Charities and not-for-profit organisations with incomes under £5,000,000; Village halls and community centres; Hospices
Size of grants given: Range of grant programmes, from below £6,000 up to £50,000. You must have 50% of the cost of your project already secured from another source.
Next deadline: No deadlines for grants under £6,000. Other applications assessed at meetings in April/May, July, October/November and February, and must be received 6 weeks before meeting.
Grants available for: Welfare organisations, community groups, schools, local divisions of national charities, local charities.
Size of grant available: £1000 shared between 3 organisations. Proportion decided by customers.
The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.Other services you might find useful