Covid Winter Support Fund

Grants available for: Community groups and voluntary organisations in East Sussex and West Sussex
Size of grants given: Up to £5000
Next deadline: No deadlines

Aims of Fund

To enable groups and organisations to meet the identified winter needs of families, children and young people.

Who can apply

Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, mutual aid groups, and town and parish councils across East Sussex and West Sussex. Organisations in Brighton & Hove are not eligible for this fund, but may be eligible for the Brighton & Hove City Council Winter Fund.

You must be able to complete a monitoring form at the end of the project with information about:

  • What activities were carried out
  • A financial breakdown of spend against criteria
  • The primary beneficiary age group
  • The impact and outcomes achieved

How much and what can you apply for

Up to £5,000 for projects supporting households with children, and households experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The funding can be used to support families with food, energy, water and sewerage bills. A portion of funding can be used to provide support with other costs, such as sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers and ovens.

The grant is not for giving general advice about debt or finances, or for housing costs.

See the website for further details.

How to apply

Complete the online application form.

Deadlines for application

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. You can expect to hear back from them in about two to three weeks of applications being received.

Contact details

Page updated: 18/1/21 RL

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