Favourite Funders for specific projects and new activities

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 If you notice something is out of date or wrong, please let us know.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

  • 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.

  • BBC Children in Need Small Grants

    Grants available for: projects that support disadvantaged young people
    Size of grants given: Up to £10,000 per year over 1-3 years (overall maximum £30,000).
    Next deadline: to be announced

  • 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
    Next deadline: 8th July 2022

  • Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund

    Grants available for: community groups and charities supporting children and young people up to age 25
    Size of grants given: up to £5,000
    Next deadline: 9th September 2022

  • 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
    Next deadline: 8th July 2022

  • Brighton District Nursing Association Trust

    Grants available for: relief of sickness for persons in need in Brighton & Hove.
    Size of grants given: £1,000 to £10,000.
    Next deadline: June 2022

  • Brighton Soup

    Grants available for: Projects which benefit the local community in Brighton
    Size of grants given: Varies – tens or hundreds of pounds – not thousands.
    No deadlines.

  • Cameron Grants for Innovation in Mental Health

    Grants available for: Not for profit groups and individuals in the UK
    Size of grants given:  £100 – £2,500
    Next deadline: to be announced

  • Clarity Environmental

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

  • East Brighton Trust Fund

    Grants available for: Community groups in East Brighton.
    Size of grants given: Up to £500
    Next deadline: 9th September 2022

  • 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: 31st May 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 £5,000
    Next deadline: to be announced

  • Gatwick Airport Community Trust

    Grants available for: community projects in areas affected by operations at Gatwick Airport
    Size of grants given: £250-£5000
    Next deadline: to be announced (will be in 2023)

  • Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest

    Grants available for: Community groups in the South of England
    Size of grants given:£400-£4,000
    Next deadline: 1st July 2022

  • 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

  • Hilden Charitable Fund

    Grants available for: Work relating to asylum seekers and refugees, homelessness, penal affairs, and community based initiatives benefiting disadvantaged 16-25 year olds.
    Size of grants given: Average grant size is around £5,000
    Next deadline: 3rd July 2022

  • Hilden Summer Play Scheme fund

    Grants available for: Community run summer playschemes
    Size of grants given: £1500
    Next deadline: To be announced, likely to be in late May 2022

  • Lions Clubs

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

  • Nationwide

    Grants available for: Projects & causes local to Nationwide premises.
    No deadlines.

  • 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: 17th June 2022

  • 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)
    Deadline: 10th of every month until October 2022

  • 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: spring 2023

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Southern 360 Making Lives Better grants

    Grants available for: Southern Housing Group residents and local community groups
    Size of grants available: Up to £1000
    No deadlines.

  • Sport England Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund

    Grants available for: Not-for-profit organisations and statutory organisations delivering sports projects
    Size of grants available: £300 – £10,000.
    Deadlines: 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: 9th September 2022

  • Sussex Gardens Trust

    Grants available for: Any group or organisation that manages or owns a park or open space within Sussex.
    Size of grants given: up to £1,000
    No deadlines

  • Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Community Safety Fund

    Grants available for: Local community groups that help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex
    Size of grants given:  up to £5,000
    Next deadline: to be announced

  • The Homity Trust

    Grants available for: small groups in Sussex
    Size of grants given: most grants under £1000
    Next deadline: 15th July 2022

  • 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

  • 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.

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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