The Sussex Crisis Fund supports community and voluntary sector organisations in Sussex, leading efforts to support isolated and vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak, lockdown and the easing of lockdown. It was primarily designed to help fund the urgent needs facing communities and to support for organisations with funding needs to enable them to adapt and respond to the crisis. This guidance and criteria has recently been updated and represents the second stage of this Fund. We will be responding to grant requests as soon as we can, aiming for decisions on emergency requests within 2-3 weeks. This fund has its own criteria and application form.
The fund was kick-started with generous donations from many of our donors and fund holders, including the Argus Appeal Fund and American Express. In addition, it includes funding from the National Emergencies Trust national appeal.
We have given 350 grants totalling £1,469,075. Click here to see a list of grants given.
How to apply
Grants from the fund are made weekly. Emergency grants of up to £5,000 are available to support groups responding to the immediate crisis. At a later date, if funds allow, larger grants of up to £10,000 will be available to support organisations to counter any loss of income and fundraising which can be directly linked to the pandemic.