In this section, you can find some short films about the groups we have supported with grants, our donors and other supporters, as well as some events we have been a part of.

An evening with Vince Cable


Our parent organisation, UK Community Foundations, in partnership with Patchwork Foundation and the Beacon Awards for Philanthropy, organised an evening with Rt Hon Vince Cable MP earlier this month. Over 200 leading entrepreneurs and business leaders listened to a stage interview with Lord Rumi Verjee CBE about his life (business and philanthropic experience/lessons) and to heard a speech and engage in an open Q&A with The Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. The event included contributions from David Sheepshanks CBE DL — Chair, UK Community Foundations and Baroness Usha Prashar CBE — Honorary President, UK Community Foundations. Amol Rajan, Editor of The Independent conducted the stage interview and the event chair was Shabir Randeree CBE, Joint Vice Chairman of HRH The Prince of Wales’s Mosaic. This event was kindly sponsored by CCLA in association with: Mosaic & Emerald Network.

Exploring Senses – David Allistone

Exploring Senses was formed by Brighton-based artists Hannah Coxeter and David Allistone to deliver a range of innovative, creative events to engage children and young people, help them learn new skills and perhaps build a future for themselves in the city’s thriving digital sector.  A £4,000 grant from our Marit and Hans Rausing Fund will fund twenty free places to children and young people for selected Exploring Senses events during the Brighton Science Festival in February.


Gladrags Community Costume Resource – Vania Mills

Gladrags Community Costume Resource in Brighton comprises of over 5,000 costumes and other items and brings the magic of costumes to community groups and organisations, including children and young people projects, schools, colleges and amateur and fringe arts. The group received a recent grant of £4,765 from our Marit and Hans Rausing Fund to support workshops for eight-11 year olds. 

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