Image shows recipients of the 2021 Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest holding large cheques.

Hall & Woodhouse launch 22nd Community Chest!


Sussex Community Foundation are delighted to once again be supporting Hall & Woodhouse to deliver their Community Chest Awards in Sussex. Local good causes across the county can apply for a share of £50,000 in the annual Community Chest.

The Community Chest is now in its 22nd year of giving, with grants of between £300 and £3,000 available for charities and community interest companies working to improve their local area.

Mark Woodhouse, Family Director of Hall & Woodhouse, explained:

“The Community Chest was founded over 20 years ago to support and strengthen the local communities of which our pubs are an integral part of. It is simply the right thing to do to maintain our offer of financial support for these local organisations that play such vital roles in our communities.”

The family-owned brewer launched the Community Chest initiative in 2002 and since then, has donated over £750,000 to more than 860 causes across the south of England, working in partnership with both ourselves at Sussex Community Foundation and Dorset Community Foundation.

Adrian Barrott, Grants Officer at Sussex Community Foundation said:

“I’m very pleased to once again be joining the esteemed judging panel on behalf of Sussex Community Foundation. Drawing on our advice and local knowledge of Sussex, we’re delighted to partner Hall & Woodhouse in delivering their annual Community Chest Awards which, through the work of local community groups, make such a positive impact on the lives of communities across H&W’s trading area in the county.”

A Community Chest grant can go towards projects providing support and activities for local people experiencing disadvantage, including young people, older people and people with disabilities. It also supports extra-curricular and sporting activities, the arts, environmental conservation projects and more.

Applications close on 15th July 2022. To apply visit the Hall & Woodhouse website here.

Grant applications will be considered by the judging panel in the autumn, with funding to be issued at an awards evening in January 2024.

Find out more funding opportunities by visiting Sussex Community Foundation’s grants page.

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