Our latest grants

Sussex Community Foundation made grants worth £513,303 to 127 different charities, community groups and social enterprises across Sussex in July.

The Foundation, whose Patron is the 11th Duke of Richmond and Gordon, raises funds for and makes grants to community groups and charities across East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

Grants are made three times a year on behalf of a range of donors who hold charitable funds at the Foundation. One of the groups to benefit in the summer round is Market Beans, a social enterprise based in Shoreham-on-Sea.

The social enterprise provides barista training and work experience for young adults with autism and/or a learning disability by selling high-quality ethically sourced barista coffee from an eco-coffee bike at community events, food markets and festivals. They received a grant of £1,100, from our Worthing and Adur Fund, which will go towards the pitch fees at Shoreham Farmers Market for one year and also towards the cost of five young adults with autism and/or a learning disability who will be undertaking a Speciality Coffee Association Barista Foundation course. Roger Lightbown and Katherine Wynne of Market Beans CIC are pictured above at Shoreham Market which takes place on the second Saturday of every month. You can also catch Market Beans at the Shoreham Artisan Market on the fourth Saturday of every month.

A  list of grants given in this round is below:

Name City Amount £  
Mayfield and Five Ashes Community Services Mayfield 2500  
1st Crowborough Scouts Crowborough 5000  
3VA Eastbourne Eastbourne 3700  
6th Lewes Scout Group Lewes 5000  
Age UK East Grinstead and District East Grinstead 10000  
All Saints Church Laughton Hailsham 4500  
Art in Mind Brighton & Hove 4860  
Artspace Brighton Brighton & Hove 2901  
Artytime Crowborough 2000  
Arun Exact Lyminster 4958  
Audio Active Brighton & Hove 4500  
Befriended Hurstpierpoint 5000  
Bognor and Chichester Voice Bognor Regis 3500  
Bognor Regis Town Youth Football Club Bognor Regis 4434  
Brighton & Hove and Hove FrontRunners Brighton & Hove 415  
Brighton & Hove City Mission Brighton & Hove 5000  
Brighton & Hove First Ladies Hove 2640  
Brighton PIP  Brighton & Hove 4496  
Brighton Yoga Foundation Brighton & Hove 3900  
Camelia Botnar Children’s Centre Worthing 4039  
Care for the Carers Eastbourne 5000  
Chichester District Foodbank Chichester 5000  
Christ the Lord Church Crawley 3865  
City Angels Chichester Chichester 5000  
Clock Tower Sanctuary Brighton & Hove  5000  
Community Minibus Association (West Sussex) Littlehampton 10000  
Company Paradiso Shoreham-by-Sea 5000  
Crossroads Care East Sussex Brighton & Hove Brighton & Hove 5000  
Cruse Bereavement Care West Sussex  Pulborough 15000  
Dame Vera Lynn Trust Haywards Heath 4500  
Disability Pride Brighton Saltdean 5000  
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft Hassocks 4475  
Downlands School Association Hassocks 2328  
Dramatis Community Drama School Bognor Regis 1158  
Drawing Life Hastings 4941  
East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People  Hailsham 5000  
East Sussex Parent and Carers’ Council Eastbourne 5000  
extratime Brighton & Hove 5000  
Flamenco & Spanish Group Brighton & Hove 680  
Forest Row Village Support Network Forest Row 1550  
Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Winchelsea Beach 5000  
Friends of Street Country Bognor Regis 1278  
Friends, Families and Travellers Brighton & Hove 5000  
Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group Crawley 6425  
Gravity HQ Crawley 5335  
GreenSeas Trust Bognor Regis 7000  
Gurjar Hindu Union  Crawley 6500  
Hands of Hope Peasmarsh 5000  
Hastings and Rother Mediation St Leonards on Sea 5000  
Hawks Cafe (Due East Neighbourhood Council) Brighton & Hove 650  
Headway in West Sussex Pulborough 5000  
Homeopathy in the Sussex Community Brighton & Hove 2740  
Home-Start Arun, Worthing & Adur Arundel 5000  
Hope into Action: Mid Sussex Burgess Hill 5000  
Horsham Child Contact Centre Horsham 1500  
Hurstpierpoint Players Hurstpierpoint 5000  
Impetus Brighton & Hove  5000  
Inspire Schools Whitstable 4730  
Jigsaw (South East)  East Grinstead 3475  
Just Different Walberton 4600  
Kemp Town Gardening and Community Group Brighton & Hove 500  
Kennedy St & Co CiC Brighton & Hove 5000  
Kidz Klub Brighton & Hove  Brighton & Hove 500  
Knoll Pilates Group Hove 1800  
Lavant Friendly Club Chichester 500  
Lewes District Churches Homelink Lewes 5000  
Lewes Light CIC Lewes 1000  
Littlehampton & District Men’s Shed West Littlehampton 3241  
Livestock Brighton & Hove 1000  
Manor Boccia Group Brighton & Hove 660  
Market Beans Community Interest Company Shoreham-on-Sea 1100  
Mayfield and Five Ashes Community Services Mayfield 2500  
Metamorphosis Brighton & Hove 500  
Mindful Warriors Brighton Brighton & Hove 500  
Movingsounds Lewes 5000  
N.I.P.P.E.R.S. Newhaven 3853  
New Harmonie Horsham 8620  
Northiam Village Hall Trust Rye 1500  
Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre Crawley 5000  
Ore Centre Seniors Project Ore 2500  
Oromo Community in Brighton & Hove Brighton & Hove 4707  
Petworth Community Garden Petworth 4991  
Petworth Vision CIC Petworth 5000  
Petworth Youth Association Petworth 4890  
PhoenixSnakShakLtd Selsey 5000  
Plot 22 Hove 5000  
Priority 1-54 Brighton & Hove 4500  
Railway Land Wildlife Trust Lewes 4460  
Ralli Hall Lunch and Social Club Hove 5000  
RAPT Theatre and The Choir with no Name Brighton & Hove 1000  
Reaching Families Worthing 10000  
Refugee Radio Brighton & Hove 4995  
Remap – Brighton and district Storrington 2500  
Resource Centre Brighton & Hove 5000  
Respect Youth Club Burgess Hill 1250  
Ringmer Village Hall Community Library Ringmer 500  
Rotary Club of Chichester Harbour Emsworth 1000  
Salaam Football Club Brighton & Hove 500  
Seaview Project St Leonards On Sea 5000  
Selsey Community Forum Selsey 5000  
Selsey Dementia Action Alliance Selsey 5000  
South Downs National Park Trust Midhurst 5000  
Southdowns Folk Festival Bognor Regis 5000  
Speakers Trust  Hastings, Bexhill, Newhaven & Eastbourne 3500  
St Andrew’s Church, Moulsecoomb Brighton & Hove 3700  
St Luke’s Advice Service Brighton & Hove 5000  
St Mary’s Nursery School Crowborough 2000  
St Paul’s Church & Parish Centre Chichester 5000  
Sudanese Women’s and Children Group Brighton & Hove 3400  
Sunflower Group Brighton & Hove 425  
Superstar Arts CIo Worthing 2730  
Sussex Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Heathfield 4835  
Sussex Nightstop Plus Brighton & Hove 5000  
Sussex Syrian Community Group Brighton & Hove 5000  
TechResort CIC Eastbourne 4910  
The 39 Club Bognor Regis 5000  
The Youth Counselling Project Seaford 4800  
Time 4 Children Haywards Heath 4683  
Treasure Basket Association Worthing 3000  
Uckfield Volunteer Centre Uckfield 6800  
Unity Lewes CIC Lewes 5000  
Vincent Dance Theatre Brighton & Hove 3680  
Warm Welcome Club Brighton & Hove 500  
WAVES Seaford Ltd Seaford 8000  
Whoopsadaisy Brighton & Hove 5000  
Wivelsfield Community Club Wivelsfield 1200  
Worthing Speakabout Littlehampton 3000  
Yoga for ME group Brighton & Hove 500  
TOTAL   £513,303  


The deadline for applications to our Autumn round is Friday 13th September.  More information about how to apply on our Grants page.

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