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 If you notice something is out of date or wrong, please let us know.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.

Access to the Funds Online database of UK trusts is available for local groups via Community Base – just contact them to request the password to access the database on-line.

Click on the Links tab above for more useful sources of information about funders.

  • Asda Green Token Giving

    Grants available for: not for profit organisations
    Size of grants given: Up to £500
    No deadlines

  • Awards for All (National Lottery)

    Grants available for: not-for-profit groups. Community projects that will run for up to six months.
    Size of grants given: £300 to £10,000
    No deadlines.

  • B&Q Community Re-Use

    Donations for: not-for-profit groups and organisations
    Donations of unsellable items
    No deadlines

  • Chalk Cliff Trust

    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

  • Covid-19 grants

    Many funders have now resumed their normal grants and deadlines, instead of offering Covid-19 emergency grants. See our “favourite funders” pages for details of these grants. This page lists remaining grants that are available specifically for support around the Covid-19 outbreak:

  • East Brighton Trust Fund

    Grants available for: Community groups in East Brighton.
    Size of grants given: Up to £500
    Next deadline: 4th February 2022

  • Enjoolata Community Grants

    Grants available for: registered charities, Community Interest Companies, and individuals funding non-profit projects in Brighton and Lewes
    Size of grants given:  up to £10,000
    Next deadline: to be announced

  • Gatwick Airport Community Trust

    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
    Next deadline: to be announced (expected spring 2022)

  • Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest

    Grants available for: Community groups in the South of England
    Size of grants given:£400-£4,000
    Next deadline: to be announced

  • Healthy Neighbourhood Fund

    Grants available for: Health and wellbeing related community activities in selected neighbourhoods in Brighton & Hove
    Size of grants given: up to £500
    Next deadline: to be announced

  • Lions Clubs

    Grants available for: local charitable causes
    Size of grants given: No set limits, grants generally £50-£1000
    No deadlines

  • National Lottery Grants for Heritage

    Grants available for: Projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. Heritage can be anything from the past that you value and want to pass on to future generations.
    Size of grant available: £3,000 – £10,000
    No deadlines

  • National Lottery Reaching Communities England

    Grants available for: Community organisations, charities and not-for-profit companies that serve communities in England
    Size of grant available: Over £10,000
    Next deadline: no deadlines

  • Neil Smith ‘Gold’ Food Grants

    Grants available for: Community food projects for children, families or young people (up to age 25)
    Size of grants given: up to £850
    Next deadline: to be announced

  • One Stop Community Partnerships

    Support available for: local projects addressing food poverty or supporting the elderly
    Type of support given: can include funding, volunteering support, fundraising and raising awareness
    Deadlines: no deadlines

  • Patcham Community Fund

    Grants available for: Groups working to improve quality of life for residents in the Patcham area, including Hollingbury and Withdean.
    Size of grants available: Up to £1000
    No deadlines

  • Pebble Trust

    Grants available for: Organisations in Brighton and Hove
    Size of grants given: Most grants are for £500-£5,000
    Next deadline: February 2022 (exact date tba)

  • Postcode Society Trust

    Grants available for: Small groups and charities in the south of England
    Size of grants given: £500 – £2,000 (up to £20,000 for registered charities)
    Deadline: to be announced

  • Rampion Community Benefit Fund

    Grants available for: projects that benefit the local community, in particular those with links to environment and ecology, climate change and energy.
    Size of grants given: £1,000 to £10,000
    Next deadline: Friday 25th March 2022

  • Rotary Club of Brighton

    Grants available for: charitable causes in Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas, and internationally
    Size of grants given: any size, but generally £100-250
    No deadlines

  • Southern 360 Gardening Neighbours

    Grants available for: Southern Housing residents to improve their scheme through a gardening project.
    Size of grants available: Up to £500
    No deadlines.

  • The Southern Co-operative: Love your neighbourhood fund

    Grants available for: Charitable or not-for-profit groups who benefit local communities
    Size of grants given: Up to £500
    Next deadline: No deadlines

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.

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