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      Children helping out at community allotment Plot 22 in Hove, funded by Comic Relief Community Cash in 2015.

Comic Relief Community Cash deadline extended

Comic Relief has made a £16,000 Community Cash fund available to communities across Sussex. Comic Relief Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in Sussex that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives. 

Constituted voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises, cooperatives and community interest companies and groups are eligible to apply.

Groups need to be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area and be a small local group with an income of less that £100,000 run by local people. For details of other eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit our Comic Relief Community Cash page here. The deadline for applications is  Monday 15th May 2017 at 12 noon. 

Kevin Richmond, Chief Executive of Sussex Community Foundation, which will manage the fund on behalf of Comic Relief, said: “These small grants really do transform the fortunes of the local organisations they benefit. There are so many groups in Sussex which are a vital resource for the community and do a massive amount on very little money. These new Comic Relief Community Cash grants will provide a welcome boost.”

Examples of the kinds of things that might be funded include:

  • food banks
  • counselling and advice services
  • disability sports clubs/activities
  • training, skill-building an volunteering projects
  • community groups and set up costs for new groups 
  • support groups.

Community Cash grants cannot be used to fund trips abroad, minibuses or other community transport schemes (not including transports costs forming part of a project), or costs, including access adaptations to buildings.

Red Nose Day 2017 took place on Friday 24th March. Money raised from Red Nose Day will help transform lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people both on your doorstep in the UK and across some of the world’s poorest communities.

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