Our grant-making funds

On this page is a list of all the individual funds from which we make our grants. 

Some of our funds make grants once a year, others throughout the year.  For funds that make up our General Awards, we have three main rounds of grant-giving each year. Deadlines for applications (unless specified otherwise) is 5:00pm on Friday. The Spring round deadline is in January, the Summer round in May and the Autumn round closes to applications in September. For exact dates, visit our grants page

Generally speaking, you do not need to make your application to a particular fund. We will present your application to the fund-holder we think is mostly likely to want to fund it. 

We would advise not making an application to a particular fund without discussing it with our Grants team first, as you may miss out on other funding opportunities by doing so.

We love talking about our grants so please give us a call on 01273 409440 or email here, if you have any queries!

Fund name Fund summary Areas supported Application process Application deadlines
Adur Relief Fund Supports charitable projects within the district of Adur. Adur district General round application form Spring round (January deadline)
Aisbitt Family Fund Supports small charities and community groups addressing disadvantage, with an emphasis on preventative work.  Sussex-wide, with a preference for Brighton & Hove General round application form Autumn round (September deadline)
Albert Van den Bergh / Glover Fund Supports charities and not-for-profit organisations, with a particular focus on mental health support. Sussex-wide General round application form Summer round (May deadline)
Alex and William De Winton Trust Fund Supports small charities and community groups addressing disadvantage, with a focus on smaller, grass roots organisations. Sussex-wide General round application form Summer round (May deadline)
Alta Fund Supports projects focusing on young people; promoting education and supporting children who are disadvantaged (medically or otherwise), including through therapeutic use of the arts.  Areas around Uckfield, East Grinstead, Lewes, Crowborough and the Weald. General round application form Summer / Autumn round (May/ September deadline)
American Express Fund Supports charities that address disadvantage, build strong communities or address climate change. A particular focus on increasing organisational capacity and projects increasing skills, promoting volunteering and promoting diversity, social inclusion and equal rights. Brighton & Hove and Burgess Hill General round application form Spring round (January deadline)
Amy Hart Fund Supports charities and community organisations providing support services for people in need, hardship or distress. East Sussex and Brighton & Hove General round application form Summer round (May deadline)
Anjoli Stewart Fund Supports charities and community groups addressing disadvantage, supporting people with limited opportunities to overcome personal issues and achieve their potential.  Hastings and surrounding areas General round application form Autumn round (September deadline)
ARDIS Fund Supports organisations providing research and services for people with dementia and their informal carers. Grants between £1,500 and £5,000 are available. Brighton & Hove General round application form Summer round (May deadline)
Argus Appeal Fund Supports smaller charities and community groups, with a priority for organisations supporting disadvantaged children, the elderly, the vulnerable and people with disabilities. Sussex-wide Argus Appeal application form. Currently paused until 2021.
Arthur & Doreen Green Fund Supports small community groups and charities, including hospices, with a focus on young people and older people.  Sussex-wide, with a preference for Brighton & Hove General round application form All rounds
Arthur & Rosemary Kay Fund Supports small community groups and charities, including hospices, with a focus on young people and and older people.  Sussex-wide, with a preference for East Sussex General round application form Autumn round (September deadline)
Assheton-Smith Charitable Trust Fund Supports smaller charities and community groups providing services for older people, addressing issues they face. Sussex-wide General round application form All rounds
Ayton Family Fund Supports charities and not-for-profit organisations  addressing disadvantage, including projects focusing on homelessness, education, entrepreneurship and support for women. West Sussex General round application form Autumn round (September deadline)
Azalea Fund Supports small charities and community groups addressing disadvantage, with an emphasis on older people, younger people and therapeutic use of the arts.  Sussex-wide General round application form Summer round (May deadline)
B&H Legacy Fund – Children & Young People Supports not for profit organisations, providing educational and personal development services for children and young people.  Brighton & Hove General round application form Spring round (January deadline)
Beechlands Fund Supports charities and not-for-profit organisations, providing services for young people that give opportunities for successful careers and rewarding lives. Sussex-wide General round application form Autumn round (September deadline)
Boltini Fund Supports community groups and charities addressing disadvantage, providing services for children and young people, people with chronic illness and  disabilities, and people who are homeless.  West Sussex General round application form Autumn round (September deadline)
Brighton & Hove Arts Fund Supports small charities and community groups involved in the arts. Brighton & Hove General round application form Spring round (January deadline)
Brenda Ford Fund Supports community grassroots groups and charities providing advice, support and services to women at risk of, or in situations of, domestic abuse.  Sussex-wide General round application form Spring round (January deadline)
Brighton Rock Fund Supports charities and community groups working to benefit the environment, including addressing climate change, and providing support for older people.  Sussex-wide General round application form Autumn round (September deadline)
Britton Family Fund Supports charities and not-for-profit organisations addressing disadvantage, providing services for adults with learning disabilities and projects focusing on mental health and social care. Sussex-wide General round application form Autumn round (September deadline)
Carpenter Box Fund  Supports small, local voluntary and community groups and organisations providing services within two broad charitable themes; youth in the community and older people. Worthing & district General round application form Autumn round (September deadline)
CJR Family Fund Supports charities and community groups improving people’s lives by encouraging them to take part in arts, culture, sport and other activities. West Sussex General round application form Autumn round (September deadline)
Cragwood Fund Supports charities and community groups addressing disadvantage, with a focus on homelessness and services for older people. Some larger grants given where programme funding allows. West Sussex General round application form Summer/Autumn round (May/ September deadline)
Crawley Cultural Fund Supports activities and projects that widen access to the arts and culture in Crawley. Grants of up to £5,000 for up to two years.  Crawley Crawley Cultural Fund application form and guidance Autumn/Spring round (September/ January deadline)
Cullum Family Trust Fund Supports charities and community groups addressing homelessness and providing services for children, older people, and people with learning disabilities. Brighton & Hove and surrounding area, including westwards to Worthing General round application form All rounds
Dame Elizabeth Nash Fund Supports small charities and community groups providing services to disadvantaged people. Grants of up to £2,000. Rural West Sussex, around Chichester General round application form Summer round (May deadline)
Dexam Fund Supports a variety of charitable organisations addressing disadvantage, with a focus on services for young people, older people and people in rural areas including environmental and countryside schemes.  West Sussex, with a preference for Midhurst and Petworth. General round application form All rounds
East Brighton Trust Fund Supports charities, community and voluntary groups in East Brighton. Grants of up to £1000. East Brighton East Brighton Trust application form and guidance All rounds
East Sussex High Sheriff Fund Provides small grants to small local voluntary and community groups and organisations. East Sussex Not open application fund Other
East Sussex Women of the Year Fund Supports small charities and community groups that address loneliness and social isolation. East Sussex General round application form Other
ESCC Crisis Fund Food Security Grants Supports organisations working to address food poverty and reduced reliance on foodbanks.  East Sussex Crisis Fund application form Other
Fairfield Fund Support groups providing services for children & young people and people with physical and/or learning disabilities. East Sussex and Brighton & Hove, particularly Hastings & Rother General round application form Summer round (May deadline)
Fangorn Fund Supports charities and community groups providing a range of charitiable services and adressing disadvantage. Sussex-wide, with a  preference for West Sussex General round application form Autumn round (September deadline)
Field Family  Supports small charities and community groups promoting good citizenship amongst young people; providing services and activities for older people; involved in end of life care and bereavement. Sussex-wide, with a preference for areas their company operates. www.cpjfield.co.uk General round application form Spring round (January deadline)
Fleming Family Fund  Supports small groups and charities providing services for children and older people, especially those with disabilities.  Sussex-wide General round application form Autumn round (September deadline)
Gatwick Foundation Fund Supports charities and community groups providing training and development of new skills; addressing social isolation and disadvantaged experience by families, children and older people. Grants of up to £10,000.  Gatwick area: Horsham, Mid Sussex, Crawley and Wealden districts. Currently paused for applications All rounds
Glen and Phyllida Earle Fund Supports groups involving volunteers, that provide services for vulnerable people and for young people achieve their potential. Grants of up to £5,000. Wadhurst area  General round application form Summer round (May deadline)
Gurney Charitable Trust Fund Supports smaller charities and community that address a range of charitable causes, including health and medical issues, disability and disadvantage, natural history and the arts. Sussex-wide General round application form Summer round (May deadline)
Ian Askew Charitable Trust Fund Supports charities and not-for-profit organisations providing services in the following areas: education; health; welfare of children; housing needs; job creation and sustainability; mental health; substance misuse. Grants of up to £1,000. Sussex-wide General round application form All rounds
Innes Fund Supports organisations addressing disadvantage and promoting well-being. West Sussex General round application form All rounds
Inspire Fund Supports charities and community groups that  promote recreation and leisure time occupation, including provision of special facilities to ensure access for all; promote arts and culture; active lifestyles and the value of physical activity for young people. Arun district General round application form Spring round (January deadline)
Isaac Ganas Fund Supports charities and community groups addressing disadvantage.  Sussex-wide, with preference for Brighton & Hove General round application form Summer round (May deadline)
Jim & Audrey Buttimer Fund Supports voluntary and community organisations providing services for disadvantaged people facing hardship including: children & young people; older people; and people with disabilities. Hove, Portslade and Fishersgate  General round application form Summer/Autumn round (May/ September deadline)
John Laing Charitable Trust Fund Supports charities and community groups (with a turnover of less than £300,000) providing services for people who are homeless; disadvantaged and exploited young people; providing education for children & young people, and community regeneration (including benefitting older people). Grants of up to £1,000. West Sussex General round application form All rounds
Kim Addison Fund Supports organisations providing opportunities for disadvantaged children, including leisure activities and holidays. Sussex-wide General round application form Spring round (January deadline)
Knighton Fund Supports charities and not-for-profit groups that provide services for children & young people.  Mid Sussex area General round application form Autumn/Spring round (September/ January deadline)
Laing Fund Supports organisations providing services for children & young people, with a focus on disadvantaged boys and older people. Sussex-wide General round application form Spring round (January deadline)
Lawson Fund Supports charities and not-for-profit organisations adressing disadvantage and health issues and providing services for older people; children & young people; people with disabilities. Also for projects promoting arts & culture. Sussex-wide General round application form All rounds

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