Grow Chichester »

Transition Chichester is a great example of just such a group. Led and run by voluntary members of the local community, the group received a £2,500 grant from the Cragwood Fund last year to support work on its Grow Chichester project at the Bishops Palace Gardens vegetable plot.

Hair Spirit »

Jean West set up Hair Spirit with her friend and co-worker Sarah Esterson in 2011 to offer work experience and vocational training to deaf people in the hair styling industry. The pair received a £905 grant from our Marit and Hans Rausing Fund to host display and training events to bring deaf and hearing hair professionals together. “There are few role models for deaf people working in the industry,” says Jean, who contracted meningitis when she was two that resulted in her loss of hearing. “Accessing vocational and educational opportunities can be very difficult,” she says. “I’ve been for job interviews where all the interviewer wanted to talk about was my deafness. I wanted to talk about my skills. It was a waste of my time, to be honest. They weren’t concentrating on what I could do, rather what the problems might be.”

The Hailsham Trust »

The Hailsham Trust promotes the benefit to the public of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social or economic deprivation, such as Hailsham.

Keep Out Crime Diversion Scheme »

KeepOut is the first-ever crime diversion scheme to be delivered by dedicated teams of serving prisoners managed by civilian staff inside UK prisons. The KeepOut team at HMP Lewes received a grant of £4,000, from the William Reed and Marit and Hans Rausing Funds towards the costs of a programme for youngsters aged 13-17 who […]

Lancing United FC »

Lancing United FC is a community-based football club in Lancing, between Brighton and Worthing on the Sussex coast.