Other funds

We receive much information about other funds and funders wishing to support people and communities in Sussex and the UK. The list below is not comprehensive and none of these funds are owned by us. For more information, contact the person/organisation given via the title link. 

Groundwork Community Awards

Groundwork Community Awards honour  small community groups making a big difference to everyone’s quality of life in their local area. Click the header link  for more information.

Deadline 25 August 2017

Libor Fund The funding is for charitable projects that will support the UK’s Armed Forces and Emergency Services communities across the UK.

Deadline: 25 August 2017

People’s Postcode Trust’s Small Projects Grants Programme

The second round has opened for expressions of interest from not-for-profit organisations across Great Britain. Grassroots organisations, local charities and non-profit community businesses that are seeking to effect positive change within their local area in England, Scotland and Wales can take the first step in the application process by submitting an online expression of interest.

Expressions of interest deadline: 28 August 2017

Postcode Community Trust – Community Grants Opens for Round 2

The Community Grants programme has opened with new guidelines and is accepting expressions of interest from not-for-profit groups across Great Britain.

Expressions of interest deadline: 28 August 2017

Postcode Local Trust Opens for Round 2

The Trust provides grants to charities and good causes across Great Britain which help communities enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community. Grassroots organisations, local charities and non-profit community businesses that are seeking to effect positive change within their local area in England, Scotland or Wales can apply for funding for environmental, sustainability, wildlife and ecology projects.

Expressions of interest deadline: 28 August 2017

HLF Parks for People 

The Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Parks for People funding helps to conserve the heritage that makes both historic parks and cemeteries special, and it gives local people a say in how they are managed in the future. Projects improve people’s wellbeing and knowledge of their area, and make communities better places to live, work and visit.

Deadline 31 August 2017

Members Big Society Fund The Members’ Big Society Fund supports investment in the community with grants of between £5,001 and £20,000 to achieve the ambitions of the Future West Sussex Plan.

Deadline 8 September 2017

Inter Faith Youth Trust Small Grants Programme

Small grants for events organised by and for young people focused around Inter Faith Week 2017. Grants of up to £500 are awarded for proposals for inter faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. The age range for young people is 11-25 years. Projects should take place during Inter Faith Week 2017 (12-19 November). UK based organisations are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to non-statutory organisations.

Deadline  15 September 2017 (12pm)

Preventing hate crime: funding for community projects

The aim of the fund is to work with affected communities to fund the development of partnership projects that:

  • prevent hate crime
  • respond to hate crime in our communities
  • increase the reporting of hate crime
  • improve support for the victims of hate crime
  • build our understanding of hate crime

Deadline 15 September 2017

BBC Children in Need Curiosity Fund 

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands have until 22 September 2017 to apply for funding to projects which engage children and young people in science based activities.

The £2.5 million Curiosity Fund is provided in partnership between BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust in order to use the power of exciting and engaging science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK.

Deadline 22 September 2017

Greggs Foundation’s Community Projects Fund

The Greggs Foundation’s Community Projects Fund provides grants of up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations across Great Britain for projects or for equipment for people in need at the heart of local communities.

Deadline 28 September 2017

Dunhill Medical Trust

The Trust’s grants programme for Community Based Organisations programme has re-opened to applications from UK charities and community based organisations that are working to provide care, activities and services for older people in the UK.

The Dunhill Medical Trust offers grants to third sector organisations active in the UK who work directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier.

Deadline 29 September 2017

Comic Relief Try for Change

Following the success of its Small Grants programme, Comic Relief has announced details of an inaugural Large Grants fund to continue supporting projects which use rugby union and the rugby union community to tackle a number of social challenges.

Deadline 2 October 2017

REC Programme 2014-2020

REC Programme 2014-2020 – Action Grants to Prevent and Combat Gender-based Violence and Violence Against Children. The Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC) promotes and protects specific individual rights and freedoms that derive from European Union law. REC promotes gender equality, rights deriving from citizenship of the EU, children’s rights and Roma inclusion; and funds projects aimed at combating all forms of discrimination and racism and fighting violence against women, young people and children.

Deadline 14 November 2017

West Sussex Small Grants Fund Grants of up to £1,000 are available for small groups or organisations in order for you to help the residents of West Sussex.

National Lottery Awards for All

The Big Lottery Fund offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations, schools and statutory bodies in order to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.

Applications may be submitted at any time

The Building Stronger Communities Fund

This fund makes East Sussex County Council Public Health resource available across the whole of East Sussex with awards of up to £1,500 to communities and groups with an income of up to £50,000. This fund focuses on providing small amounts of resource to support communities to do the things that are important to them, and which help communities to recognise, grow and build on their own strengths and talents (asset based approaches). For example, encouraging neighbours to work together to fix a problem in their local area or start a new community activity. An application form and guidance notes can be found at the link above.

Applications may be submitted at any time.

For 2018, Bognor Regis Town Council have introduced the all new Grant Aid Discretionary Fund (GADF). Observing the same principles as the main Grant Aid scheme, however, the maximum amount that can be applied for from the GADF is £5,000. Unlike the main Grant Aid scheme, there is no deadline to apply for the GADF and applications will be dealt with on an ad hoc basis.

Free business support

The Cranfield Trust is a national charity offering free business skills, advice and guidance to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. They offer free individually tailored business consultancy for charities working in the areas of poverty, disability or social exclusion.

In addition to this service they run HRNet, an online HR Advice platform (for any charity registered in England and Wales) designed to support charities without a dedicated HR professional on their team, and help them manage potentially complex employment situations while complying with employment legislation. 

Pilotlight is a capacity building charity offering free tailored strategic planning support to charities and social enterprises that are tackling disadvantage in the UK. Through the Pilotlight Programme, they match directors from charities and social enterprises with teams of senior business people and facilitate a yearlong engagement to plan for sustainability, development and growth.   

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