Sussex Crisis Fund

The Sussex Crisis Fund is supporting local charities and community groups who are in the frontline of community action to help people suffering as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. It was launched three days before the lockdown began in March 2020 and made its first grant within ten days.

Since 20 March 2020:

  • £2,457,000 raised and given in grants
  • 551 grants made
  • Over 1 million people have been helped

Click here to see a full list of grants given or look at the map on our homepage.

High priority areas we funded, in the first few months, included access to food and medicines, health issues and loneliness and isolation, in particular for older people. Another important area was technology to enable groups to deliver their work virtually.

The following film shows some wonderful examples of groups supported with a Sussex Crisis Fund grant:


You can also see an interim impact report on the work of the Sussex Crisis Fund here. Or click on the image below.

What next?

Across the world, people are starting to recognise the huge impact the pandemic has had, particularly on the most disadvantaged people and places. There are huge challenges ahead but there is also a real opportunity to come together to help Sussex to become a safer, successful and more inclusive place to live for everyone.

We would like to thank the hundreds of community groups and thousands of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to help the most affected, as well as the many people and organisations who have given to the Sussex Crisis Fund. You can see the list of organisations here.

It is all too clear that the crisis will not be over for many months to come, so we are asking you to continue to support Sussex, and the Sussex Crisis Fund, to help our communities to recover.

Please do consider donating via our online Totalgiving page here.

To learn more, contact Stephen Chamberlain, Head of Philanthropy, on 01273 409440 or email here


To apply to the Sussex Crisis Fund, visit our Grants page here

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