Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund

The Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund supports the personal and educational development of children and young people across Brighton & Hove.

Grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded to community groups and charities that support children and young people (up to age 25). A grant will be made to the Library Service to support and promote community engagement with libraries.

Community groups and voluntary organisations that support children and young people and deliver:  

  • Support children and young people to improve their educational attainment
  • Support young people to maximise their employability including developing entrepreneurship
  • Encourage participation by children and young people in positive activities that support physical and emotional health, social, learning or personal development
  • Support young people to volunteer & engage in community and social action
  • Support for children and young people who face barriers to achieving their full potential.

The next deadline for applications is Friday 10th January 2020. For more information, visit Our Grants page. 

Guidance examples

Here are examples of projects (previously funded by Sussex Community Foundation) that would fit within the criteria of the Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund:

Hangleton and Knoll Youth Bank delivers a ‘youth positive’ activities programme, offering a range of projects and activities to young people aged 13+, including some for young women only, developed by and for local young people. Our funding paid for sessional costs of youth workers to help promote and run these activities over a year.

Brighton Science Festival brings science to young people in Sussex, particularly those who may not engage with science in schools, or are from backgrounds where they may not usually have the opportunity to reach higher education. Their aim is to make science accessible, affordable and, most importantly, fun. Our grant was to meet costs involved in delivering The Pocket Science Festival which will visit four community venues across East and West Sussex (in Worthing, Eastbourne, Crawley, Billingshurst).


The Moulescoomb School and Forest Garden Project primarily works in one of the city’s most deprived areas, mainly with young people struggling in the classroom and adults with learning disabilities. It offers outdoor education and a chance to learn new skills and gain qualifications, and to feel part of a community.

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