Favourite Funders for existing activities and running 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 day-to-day running costs and ongoing existing activities.

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 If you notice something is out of date or wrong, please let us know.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

  • Allen Lane Foundation

    Grants available for: Local voluntary groups or registered charities with an annual income below £100,000.
    Size of grants given: £500 to £15,000 per year
    Deadlines: No deadlines; trustees meet 3 times a year to consider applications

  • Awards for All (National Lottery)

    Grants available for: not-for-profit groups
    Size of grants given: £300 to £20,000
    No deadlines.

  • B&H Buses Community Support Fund

    Grants available for: Local charities and community groups within the B&H bus network
    Size of grants: £50 – £500 in funding or bus tickets
    Next deadline: 5pm 30 June 2024

  • BBC Children In Need Core Grants

    Grants available for: core costs of organisations supporting disadvantaged children and young people
    Size of grants: Up to £40,000 per year over 1-3 years (overall maximum £120,000)
    Next deadline: no deadlines

  • BBC Children in Need Project Grants

    Grants available for: projects supporting disadvantaged children and young people
    Size of grants: Up to £40,000 per year over 1-3 years (overall maximum £120,000)
    Next deadline: no deadlines

  • Brighton & Hove City Council Communities Fund: Resilience Fund

    Grants available for: Community and voluntary groups in Brighton & Hove
    Size of grants given: Up to £10,000

  • Brighton & Hove Communities Fund: BME Engagement Fund

    Grants available for: Community and voluntary groups in Brighton & Hove that are BME led and/or have a predominantly BME membership, with annual income under £20,000
    Size of grants given: Up to £2,000 (out of a total fund of £15,000)

  • Brighton & Hove City Council Communities Fund: Engagement Fund

    Grants available for: Community and voluntary groups in Brighton & Hove with annual income under £20,000
    Size of grants given: Up to £2,000

  • 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

  • Civic Power Community Grants

    Grants available for: grassroots groups and campaigns working for long-term change
    Size of grants given: £2,500 – £20,000
    Next deadline: to be confirmed (expected early 2025)

  • Clarity Environmental

    Grants available for: charities and community groups around the UK
    Size of grants: usually £500 – £1,500
    No deadlines

  • Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund (National Lottery)

    Grants available for: organisations that support people and communities under severe pressure because of the increased cost of living
    Size of grants given: between £10,000 and £75,000
    Next deadline: 16th October 2023

  • East Brighton Trust Fund

    Grants available for: Community groups in East Brighton.
    Size of grants given: Up to £750
    Next deadline: Monday 10th June 2024

  • Edge Fund

    Grants available for: unfunded grassroots communities, campaign groups and activists struggling for social, economic and environmental justice.
    Size of grants given: Up to £1,000
    Next deadline: Likely to be Autumn 2024

  • Enjoolata Community Grants

    Grants available for: registered charities, Community Interest Companies, and individuals funding non-profit projects in the BN postcode area
    Size of grants given:  up to £5,000
    Next deadline: expected to be January 2025

  • Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest

    Grants available for: Community groups in the South of England
    Size of grants given: £300-£3,000
    Next deadline: 14th July 2024

  • Lions Clubs

    Grants available for: local charitable causes
    Size of grants given: No set limits, grants generally £50 – £1,000
    No deadlines

  • Lush Charity Pot

    Grants available for: small, grassroots charities and campaign groups working in animal protection, the environment, and human rights.
    Size of grants given: Up to £10,000, most grants around £4,000
    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 £20,000
    Next deadline: 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: 28th June 2024

  • Postcode Society Trust

    Grants available for: Small groups and charities in the south of England
    Size of grants given: £500 – £2,500 (up to £25,000 for registered charities, CIC and community benefit societies)
    Deadlines for 2024:

  • Sanctuary Housing Community Investment Fund

    Grants available for: projects that will make a positive difference to the lives of Sanctuary Housing residents
    Size of grants given: Unspecified
    No deadlines.

  • Sussex Community Foundation

    Grants available for: Not for profit groups based in Sussex
    Size of grants available: up to £10,000
    Next deadline: Friday 6 September (Decisions November 2024)

  • The Homity Trust

    Grants available for: small groups in Sussex
    Size of grants given: most grants under £1000
    Next deadline: 26th July 2024

  • The Southern Cooperative: Goods donations

    Available for: Charitable or not-for-profit groups who benefit local communities
    Products donated from Coop food stores
    Next deadline: No deadlines

  • Trust House Charitable Foundation Small Grants

    Grants available for: Small charities and not-for-profit organisations with incomes under £250,000, working in rural areas or areas of urban deprivation.
    Size of grants given: £2,000-£10,000 for one year.
    Deadlines: No deadlines.

  • Yapp Charitable Trust

    Grants available for: Registered charities that have been constituted for at least 3 years, with annual expenditure of £40,000 or less.
    Size of grant available: Up to £3,000 per year for up to 3 years
    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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