New fund makes its first £40,000 grants in Brighton & Hove

The £1 million Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund for Children and Young People, launched last autumn by Brighton & Hove City Council and Sussex Community Foundation, has given out its first awards to charities and community groups across the city.

A total of £40,226 has been awarded to 12 charities, including:

  • Salaam Football Club £2,880
  • Hangleton & Knoll Project £4,910
  • Amazonas Arts  (pictured here) £2,812
  • Russell Martin Foundation £2,125
  • Brighton Youth Centre £2,010
  • Allsorts Youth Project £3,300
  • Carousel £4,825
  • Exploring Senses £4,916
  • extratime £2,000
  • Brighton City Table Tennis Club £1,598
  • Safety Net £4,750
  • Friends at Blatch £4,100

The fund supports the personal and educational development of children and young people in Brighton & Hove.

A £5,000 grant has also been made to Brighton & Hove Library Services to deliver high-quality, targeted outreach activities for children across all the city’s libraries.

The Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund is the result of the transfer by Brighton & Hove City Council of a number of trust funds, set up over the years as result of legacies and endowments, into the new fund, managed by Sussex Community Foundation.

Councillor Emma Daniel, chair of the council’s Neighbourhoods, Communities and Equalities Committee, said: “We have been delighted with the number and quality of applications that the Fund received in its first round. The projects and activities that have received grants absolutely reflect the objectives of the Fund and we are delighted that the Foundation has been able to get this money working more so effectively for the community.”

Kevin Richmond, Chief Executive of Sussex Community Foundation, said: “The Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund brings together 10 legacies left to the city of the last two centuries. We are honoured to work with Brighton & Hove City Council to make sure that these legacies help children and young people today, and for generations to come.  These twelve grants mark the beginning of our work together and we look forward to supporting many more brilliant local charities in future.”

The next deadline for applications is Friday 11th January 2019. For more information, visit our Grants page

A full list of the grants given is below:

Salaam Football Club


Salaam FC is a volunteer-run football club for disadvantaged children (boys and girls, mostly refugees and migrant children). This grant will support the Club to deliver training sessions, matches, fun days out for the children and participation in two local summer day tournaments.

Hangleton & Knoll Project


The Hangleton and Knoll Project is a community development and detached youth work organisation. This funding will develop the successful pilot ‘Step Out’ young people’s social action/volunteer programme.

Amazonas Arts


Amazonas Arts uses Brazilian art forms, especially capoeira, to encourage community involvement, delivering workshops particularly for children & disadvantaged young people. This funding will support an eight-week programme of free weekly capoeira movement and music classes to a group of young people.

Russell Martin Foundation


The Russell Martin Foundation impacts positively on the lives of children and young people through sport, education and opportunity. This funding will support the Equality FC girl’s football programme.

Brighton Youth Centre


Brighton Youth Centre is a dynamic youth centre that works with young people, providing relevant and accessible space, activities, training and support. This grant will help extend their programme of activities and events for 13-19 year olds, paying for specific activities and events, travel and staffing costs.

Allsorts Youth Project


Allsorts Youth Project supports, empowers and connects children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This grant will support four Bushcraft away days for LGBTU children & young people.



Carousel supports learning disabled adults and children to engage with the arts and to achieve their artistic ambitions. The grant will cover costs of workshops, developing access, producing resources, staffing, space hire, materials, equipment, volunteer expenses.

Exploring Senses


Exploring Senses is a community arts organisation providing combined arts, crafts and digital participatory activities. This funding will allow them to continue providing a weekly Exploring Senses MakerLab activity for young people (13-19 years).



Extratime gives children and young people with severe and complex disabilities opportunities to play, socialise and try new things at fully inclusive out-of-school projects. Funding is to support their holiday play schemes for children (5-11 years).

Brighton City Table Tennis Club


Brighton City Table Tennis Club uses table tennis to engage people living in the city. This funding will help to on a project with Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum, to deliver sessions for girls and boys (10-18 years) at Al Medina Mosque, as well as at the Club.

Safety Net


Safety Net keeps children and young people safe from harm and abuse. This funding will enable them to run workshops at schools that support children with safety issues such as online safety, bullying and friendships, and transition to secondary school.

Friends at Blatch


Friends at Blatch aims to ensure good communication between parents and teachers in the education of children at home and in Blatchington Mill school. Funding is to pay for a new initiative involving energy production and water conservation for Year 9s, paying for two school trips and the cost of the materials.


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