Sussex Community Foundation is moving from four grant rounds per year to three – Spring (deadline: Friday 5th May), Autumn (deadline: Friday 15th September) and Winter (deadline: Friday 12th January 2018).
We have seen a marked increase in applications over the last two years and gave out an unprecedented £2 million in grants last year alone. A move to three rounds per year will allow us more time to process, assess and monitor these applications, and to provide more support and feedback. We will continue to receive applications throughout the year, which means we are effectively open all the time. The wait for a decision after the deadline will increase from around eight weeks to ten weeks.