East Brighton Trust: deadline this Friday

Small grants of up to £500 are available to groups in Moulsecoomb, Bates Estate, Saunders Park, Manor Farm, Whitehawk, Craven Vale, Bristol Estate and Higher Bevendean.

The deadline for the current round is 5pm, Friday 12th January.

How to apply

Head to the Sussex Community Foundation website now to read the funding criteria, for guidance on your application and to apply directly.

Help with your grant application

If you need help with your grant application or with submitting feedback, you can contact Sussex Community Foundation directly. Call them on 01273 409440 and ask to speak to Hannah or Tom.

The Resource Centre may also be able to help. Click here for more details on how we can help small groups in East Brighton to apply for grants and submit feedback.

Funding for projects countering extremism

Funding opportunity for innovative projects countering hate and extremism. Charities and community groups are eligible to apply. Projects need to contain an online element, but do not need to be large scale. Full details can be found at https://www.isdglobal.org/innovation-fund/
Contact Melinda.King@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk if you would like to discuss or are interested in applying to this fund.

Funding available for dementia friendly projects

The Brighton and Hove Dementia Action Alliance has funding available for organisations that want to make a positive difference to those living with dementia in the city.

The first pot is for local groups to apply to provide services that improve the health and well-being of people living with dementia. They are particularly keen to look at projects that encourage participation in physical activities and reduce people’s feelings of isolation. Each grant fund from this pot is limited to a maximum of £3000 per financial year but smaller grants (under £1000) are encouraged, particularly for new innovative and creative projects.

The second pot is for local groups to apply to help adapt their environments to assist people living with dementia to feel more comfortable accessing the wide range of services  provided in Brighton and Hove. Feedback from people living with dementia say they often struggle to navigate around spaces that the rest of us can take for granted. Have a look at this checklist which will hopefully inspire you to think about how you can make your environment more dementia friendly. Each grant from this pot is limited to a maximum of £2000 per financial year.

Applications are invited from local organisations and businesses that are committed to joining the Dementia Action Alliance and helping us achieve our core objectives namely that of Brighton and Hove being recognised as a Dementia Friendly Community, tackling the stigma associated with dementia and reducing the social isolation of people with dementia and their carers. Organisations can apply for finances from both funding streams if appropriate. If you would like a copy of the relevant application form and the accompanying guidance notes then please email Matthew at DementiaA@Ageuk-bh.org.uk.

Information session about Sussex Community Foundation

On 7 December,  1-3pm at the Brighthelm Centre, Brighton & Hove Council will be holding an information session for charities and community groups with Sussex Community Foundation.   This will be a great opportunity to find out more about the funding available from Sussex Community Foundation, as well as guidance and tips for applicants.   There will also be a presentation on “what funders are looking for” which will be of use for funding applications in general.  The sessions will cover

  • Presentation on the Sussex Community Foundation grants
  • “What funders are looking for” – tips and advice
  • Workshop with community groups – a chance to build links and share learning

This session is particularly aimed at community groups working on topics which tackle hatred and prejudice; which build sense of belonging and community cohesion; and building community resilience.

There are a set number of places available, to book a space please email melinda.king@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk

Grants available from Brighton Energy Community Fund

Brighton Energy Cooperative Community Fund 2017 is now open for applications!

Please feel free to share this post within your network of members to let them know about the fund.

This year the fund is for £2,500, and is open for any organisation in the Brighton and Hove, East or West Sussex areas.  The aim of the fund is to support local generation of renewable electricity or implement energy efficiency measures.

The deadline is 8th December 2017. Decisions will be made by the end of December, and the grant will be allocated by March 2018.

Further Guidelines and Application Form for applying to the fund are available at http://www.brightonenergy.org.uk/community-fund/

For additional information please contact Stefania stefania@brightonenergy.org.uk

BOAT looking for charity to support in annual event 2018

Brighton Open Air Theatre produce an annual charity event up at BOAT to support a local charity.

In 2016 they supported the Refugee Bus Project; in 2017 they supported Rise and Speak Out.

They are looking for a charity to support in 2018 and want to hear from you if you think your charity promotes cultural diversity, community cohesion and ready to embrace the punk aesthetic and other strong sub-cultures. They are especially interested if you work with marginalised young people.

Contact BOAT for more info: brightonopenairtheatre@gmail.com

Brighton Soup – deadline for applying to next event

At the last Brighton Soup community funding event at St Luke’s in September, Stephanie Lake from Brighton Women’s Centre was awarded £383.30 in donations to update the IT equipment at their drop-in centre.

If you’re interested in pitching for funding at the next event, the submission deadline is Tuesday 14th November.

Just answer 3 simple questions at brightonsoup.org.uk/projects

Next Event: Friday 8th December @ Community Base

Edge Fund open for applications

Deadline 12 November.

Apply here: edgefund.org.uk/apply/

The Edge Fund will be giving around £40,000 to about 30 grassroots groups campaigning for effective social change.

They fund small grassroots groups that challenge abuses of power and aim to bring an end to the systems that cause injustice.


Crowdfunding workshop

Donation-based crowdfunding is a new way of raising funds and allows you to source money for a project by asking a large number of contributors to donate a small amount, and asking a small number of contributors to donate a large amount. In return, backers may receive token rewards that increase in prestige as the size of the donation increases.

Chuffed.org, a global crowdfunding platform, is hosting a workshop in Brighton.  The workshop will include:

  • Find your crowd (figure out who is going to support your project and why)
  • Tell a specific, inspiring story that your supporters care about
  • Set an achievable target and blow it out of the park
  • Create a marketing and promotion plan for your campaign

Tue 10 October 2017, 13:30 – 17:00
The Platform, 9 Russell Place, Brighton, BN1 2RG

The workshop costs £20 for Charities, Chuffed campaigners and Impact Hub members, and £40 for others.

For more information and to book tickets see eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chuffedorg-crowdfunding-for-social-causes-workshop-brighton-tickets-37801437116

Tarner and Eastern Road area Healthy Collaboration Fund open for applications

Small Grants for health and wellbeing related community activities, projects and groups

Are you part of/or run, or want to start a health related group, activity or project and can do with some funds to help you out?
Do you meet any of the following health priorities?

  • Providing activities that reduce isolation and improve wellbeing
  • Improving outdoor facilities that help to support improved health and wellbeing
  • Encouraging healthy eating and nutrition
  • Access to activities and equipment that improve mental health and wellbeing
  • Reduce anti-social behaviour – encourage community spirit and wellbeing.

You can apply for anything up to £400. The application deadline is Monday 2nd October 2017, 5pm.

Pick up an application pack from:

  • Millwood Community Centre
  • The Resource Centre
  • Patching Lodge
  • Hampshire Lodge

Or download from: www.tarnercommunity.org or contact Kalishia Davey on Tel: 01273 293792, Mobile: 07411 251969