Funding News - October 2022


Success stories

Lloyds Bank Foundation – Warming Up the Homeless
Rother District Council – Community Grants

Information and Guidance

BBC Children in Need - New Grants Programme
Groundwork - Comic Relief Community Fund for England
Hastings Voluntary Action (HVA) – Volunteering Research 
Lloyds Bank Foundation - New Strategy 2022-26

Training and Events

Big Sparks! An event for Communities in East Sussex
Rother Voluntary Action (RVA) – Community, Connection and Cake!
Sussex Community Foundation – Funding Advice Session


Arts Council England - Cultural Bridge Fund


East Sussex County Council and Crowdfunder – Community Wellbeing Fund
Forestry Commission - Seed Sourcing Grant (SSG)
Peacehaven Town Council – Community Grants
Rother District Council - Community Grants                              Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner - Safer in Sussex Community Fund (SiSCF)
Wealden District Council - Tackling Inequalities Fund

Trusts and Foundations

7stars Foundation
Andy Thomson Foundation
Arthur Bate Fund
Art Fund – The Great Escape
Asda Foundation - Cost of Living Grant
Aviva - Cost of Living Boost
Baobab Foundation – The Collective Fund
Blagrave Trust - Regional Advisers’ Fund
The Bothwell Charitable Trust
British and Foreign School Society - Displacement Education Fund
British Science Week - Community Grant Scheme
Childwick Trust
COSARAF Charitable Foundation – Hardship Grants
Delamere Dairy Foundation
Edgar E Lawley Foundation
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Grants
Friends Provident Foundation - Fund to Support a 4-D Economy Across the UK
Groundwork - One Stop - Community Partnership
Hendy Foundation
Homity Trust
Hubbub - Community Fridge Food Hub Fund
Kellogg’s School Breakfast Club Fund
National Deaf Children’s Society – Make a Change Fund
Ogden Trust - School Partnerships Programme
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Teacher Development Fund
Road Safety Trust
Rother Community Lottery
Sussex Community Foundation – General Round
Sussex Community Foundation – Rooney Foundation
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner - Safer in Sussex Community Fund (SiSCF)
Sydney Black Charitable Trust
Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
Young Foundation - Community Knowledge Fund

Funding Diary

If you need to identify sources of funding why don’t you visit East Sussex 4 Community our free-to-use funding search site?

Funding News is produced by East Sussex County Council and is aimed at charities and community sector organisations. Should you require further information about services available please visit our Funding pages.

For the latest news, or to follow us on Twitter click:                         

Please note that this newsletter is sent to you through an automated system.  If you would like to unsubscribe, you can do so at the bottom of the email you receive.

Share our subscription link with anybody who would like to subscribe to Funding News

Success stories

Rother District Council – Community Grants

Five projects across Rother are set to receive a cash boost thanks to grants from the council’s Community Grants Fund.

Rother District Council has awarded over £65,000 to local community groups and organisations across the district in the first round of this year’s funding.

Fairlight Parish Council will receive a grant of over £5,000 for new playground equipment and appropriate safety matting for younger and less able children. The new facilities will be more inclusive for the under 5’s and less able children and will include a wheelchair accessible train.

Brede Parish Council’s grant of £11,000 will help fund a new piece of multi-purpose play equipment, the Captain Mannering wooden play tower, for the recreation ground.

This is the second phase of the Parish Council’s plans to upgrade the village’s play equipment following the installation of swings last year which were also partly funded by a Rother District Council Community Grant.

The council agreed an award of £10,500 to Northiam Village Hall which will part fund the conversion of an existing storage area into a meeting room. The new meeting space will have its own accessible entrance and provide much needed additional meeting facilities for local community groups and societies.

A grant of £8,875 will help Rye Harbour Sailability with their plans to purchase a stable adapted dinghy to enable people with disabilities to sail at Rye Harbour. The charity is run entirely by volunteers who give up their time and share their skills to run Sailability sailing days once or twice a month from April to October.

In 2021 Winchelsea Beach Community Association was granted planning permission for a single floor extension to the front of the Community Hall, and their grant of £30,000 will part fund this project.

Tel:  01424 787000

Lloyds Bank Foundation – Warming Up the Homeless

Warming Up the Homeless have been awarded a grant of £50,000 over two years from the Lloyds Bank Foundation. In addition, the Foundation will provide expert help and support to the charity through the grant period.

This funding is very welcomed, especially at a time when costs to deliver services, and meet the increasing needs of the homeless community, are rising. Their drop in sessions attendance has risen by 258.4% in a year.  WUTH are also looking forward to working with the Foundation and their expert teams to help the charity to grow over the next two years.  

Tel:  07367 060708   Email:

Information and Guidance

BBC Children in Need - New Grants Programme

This year, BBC Children in Need released the details of its Grantmaking Strategy for 2022-2025, focusing on: 

  • Sharing power with children and young people
  • Acting flexibly
  • Using its voice to build awareness and empathy around issues
  • Building partnerships to bring communities and investors together

In line with these priorities, there have been significant alterations to the funding streams which will be offered, including the following: 

  • Project-based funding stream (launching October 2022)
  • Core (organisational) costs stream (launching October 2022)
  • Emerging Grants funding stream for small and diverse organisations (launching spring 2023)

Organisations will only be able to apply for one stream per year and should think carefully about which is most appropriate to them.

Further guidance on each stream will be published in due course.

Tel:  0345 609 0015


Groundwork - Comic Relief Community Fund for England

Non-profit groups across England will soon be able to apply for the second round of Comic Relief’s Community Fund, administered by Groundwork.

The fund’s aim is to create change at the community level, via projects which align with four strategic themes: 

  • A Safe Place to Be: Supporting people to rebuild their lives because of homelessness or forced migration
  • Children Survive and Thrive:  Supporting children up to the age of 11 to grow, play and learn
  • Gender Justice: Championing those who identify as women and girls, including initiatives tackling domestic violence, abuse or exploitation
  • Mental Health Matters: Supporting good mental health in communities and tackling stigma and discrimination

Grants of up to a maximum of £10,000 are available with: 

  • Capacity Building grants of up to £1,000 to be spent on activities to strengthen operations and governance. (All applications must include this grant)
  • Project Delivery grants of up to £9,000 to deliver projects that fit with the strategic themes

Community-led voluntary organisations are eligible to apply, providing their annual income is less than £250,000.

The application window will open on 31st October 2022 and close on 30th November 2022.

Tel:  0121 237 5800 


Hastings Voluntary Action (HVA) – Volunteering Research

HVA have been working with the Institute for Volunteering Research on the largest ever survey about volunteering in Hastings and the team have now launched a report of the findings.

The results of the HVA/IVR study will now be used to create a volunteering strategy for Hastings and HVA want to involve as many local voices and ideas in the process as possible. They will be holding two focus groups in October: 

  • Tuesday 11th October 4 - 630pm
  • Friday 14th October 12 - 230pm

To get involved in a focus group, help to develop the strategy, or simply share your views and experiences, contact Jane Caley on or call 01424 444010.

Lloyds Bank Foundation - New Strategy 2022-26

As part of its ongoing mission to address widespread systemic inequality, Lloyd’s Bank Foundation has released the details of its new strategy, ‘Building a Better Future’, formed around the following core objectives: 

  • To support small and local charities making a real difference to people’s lives
  • To support collaboration between charities and their partners to collaborate so they can strengthen communities and shape policies, structure and society
  • To influence practice and policy locally, regionally and nationally to tackle the causes and consequences of complex issues and the barriers people face
  • To work effectively and efficiently to maximise impact, resources, opportunity and power

In terms of grant-making, the Foundation will continue its commitment to offering unrestricted funding where it will be most impactful, namely to charities which are: 

  • Providing specialist support to people facing complex issues (50% of funding)
  • Led by, and working for Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (25% of funding)
  • Led by, and working for, D/deaf and disabled people (25% of funding)

Three-year grants totalling up to £75,000 will be available, with organisations able to use this as they see best.

There will be a focus on transparency and accessibility in the application process, with plans to explore alternative ways charities can apply which may better suit their needs.

The full strategy can now be viewed on the Lloyd's Bank Foundation England and Wales website.

Grant programmes are expected to open later on in the year.

Tel:  0370 411 1223  


Training and Events

Big Sparks! An event for Communities in East Sussex

Big Sparks! is an event to uncover, celebrate, inspire, showcase and learn about the amazing things that communities are doing in East Sussex.

The event is free and open to everyone who lives or works in the county. Children are welcome with their parents or carers and refreshments will be provided.  There will be: 

  • Films
  • Performances
  • Art exhibits and a pop up gallery
  • Demonstrations and workshops using arts, crafts and creativity
  • Conversations, top tips and skills sharing on topics such as climate, community building, wellbeing, the environment and lots more
  • Information, advice and guidance on planning a project, setting up a group or getting funding

Come along to meet people – bring your ideas, your curiosity and get involved!

When: 2 – 6 pm Thursday 10th November 2022

Where: The Winter Garden Conference Centre, 14 Compton St, Eastbourne BN21 4BP

Book your space with Eventbrite

Tel: 01273 519149 


Rother Voluntary Action (RVA) – Community, Connection and Cake!

Do you work with others to make positive change for people and places, either in your community or in your job role?

Would you like to share ideas, tips and challenges with other likeminded people?

Join RVA Thursday 13th October at 10 am to explore how you can make the most of the opportunities that exist to create positive change.

Venue: Freedom Church, Claremont Rd, Bexhill on sea, TN39 5BX

Tel:  07821 197795 


Sussex Community Foundation – Funding Advice Session

Sussex Community Foundation’s next online funding advice session will be taking place on Wednesday 7th December. Please do join if you would like advice and support before applying to the next funding round. This is particularly aimed at first time applicants, or those who haven’t had funding from the foundation before.

 Tel:  01273 409440 



Arts Council England - Cultural Bridge Fund

Cultural organisations in the UK with experience of socially engaged/participatory practice can now apply for their share of a £180,000 funding pot from Cultural Bridge.

There are two tiers of funding available: 

  • Tier 1: New Partnerships - £5,000 to £10,000 per partnership
  • Tier 2: Established Partnerships - Up to £30,000 per partnership

Funding can be used for digital, physical or hybrid activity focused on socially engaged/participatory practice.

Tier 1 grants should support the development of new partnerships between UK and German organisations and explore innovative ways of connecting art and society.

Tier 2 grants should be used to support existing partnerships and should include some direct engagement/participatory activity with communities.

Match funding is not a requirement but is encouraged for Tier 2 applications.

The deadline to apply is 12pm on 26th October 2022.

Tel: 0845 300 6200 



East Sussex County Council and Crowdfunder – Community Wellbeing Fund

Crowdfunder and East Sussex County Council have teamed up to offer £25,000 in +Extra funding to contribute to 5 local crowdfunding campaigns.

The Fund is open to community groups, fundraising for projects to create social equity, economic prosperity, cultural vitality and environmental sustainability in East Sussex.

Community groups can apply for up to £5,000.  Projects that have also raised at least £500 from at least 20 different supporters, will also get £500 as soon as their project goes live!

How to apply:   Organisations must set up a crowdfunding campaign with Crowdfund East Sussex  before Sunday 23rd October and apply to the East Sussex Community Wellbeing Fund - 2022. Don’t worry, this is just the first step and the campaign can be a rough draft!

Shortlisted eligible participants must then set their project live between 17th November – 15th December. Once your project is live, you’ll receive the initial £500 pledge from the East Sussex County Council.  

If you have any questions, please contact

The deadline to apply to the Community Wellbeing Fund is 23rd October 2022.

Forestry Commission - Seed Sourcing Grant (SSG)

The Forestry Commission (FC) has launched the Seed Sourcing Grant (SSG) to support the sector in increasing the quantity, quality, and diversity of Seed Stands and Seed Orchards in England.

Through the SSG, £1.2 million will be made available between 2022/23 and 2024/25 to support activities designed to enhance the quality, quantity, and diversity of tree seed sources in England. Up to £400,000 will be made available in each financial year.

Proposals for projects spanning multiple financial years will be accepted and all project activities must be completed and invoiced by March 2025. Projects, whether single or multi-year, must have a minimum total cost of £10,000 to be eligible for funding. Applicants may submit more than one bid during each funding round, but each lead applicant may only apply for a maximum of £75,000 per annum, across all their bids.

All activities related to the 23 species seed sourcing strategies will be funded at 100%, and other projects will be funded at 50%.

The SSG is open to any UK-based public, private, or third sector organisation that can demonstrate how the grant will be used to enhance the quality, quantity, and diversity of English seed stands and seed orchards. Individual private landowners may also apply for eligible activities on their own land. Joint applications are also acceptable, and any partners should be listed in the application form.

Eligible activities: 

  • Management of existing seed stands, to ensure they are productive for seed collectors. Seed stands must either already be registered on the National Register of Basic Material or should be registered on the National Register of Basic Material as part of the proposed project. This may include bringing current Source Identified (SI) seed sources under management and registering them as a seed stand as part of the project
  • Desk studies and field studies to identify and bring additional seed stands onto the National Register of Basic Material
  • Planning and planting of new seed stands, and their registration on the National Register of Basic Material
  • Planning and planting of new seed orchards and their registration on the National Register of Basic Material

Proposals can include a combination of activities from the list above.

The Forestry Commission will host a webinar on Tuesday 11th October 2022 to help with the application process.

The Seed Sourcing Grant (SSG) is now open for applications. The final deadline for applications is Sunday 13th November 2022 (1155pm).


Peacehaven Town Council – Community Grants

Applications are now being sought from local registered charities, voluntary/ community groups, Not-for-Profit organisations and Community Interest Companies (CICs) for the latest round of Peacehaven Town Council Grant Allocations which will take place in November 2022.

The Peacehaven Town Council’s Grants Policy and Application Form provides further details.

Closing date is Wednesday 26th October 2022.


Rother District Council - Community Grants

The Rother District Council - Community Grants round 2 is now open and closes on 15th December 2022 and is for applications up to £30,000.

The scheme offers financial pump-priming for community projects that enhance the lives of residents in Rother helping them to provide community facilities and purchase equipment. The District Council welcomes applications supporting their climate change commitments. The maximum grant is limited to 50% of the total cost of a project.

The Rother Community grants scheme is also open, with small grant applications up to £1,000 being accepted all year round.


Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner - Safer in Sussex Community Fund (SiSCF)

SiSCF grants provide small grants to local organisations and projects that aim to reduce crime and improve community safety in Sussex.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Applications are open to any local, not-for-profit community organisation in Sussex that can demonstrate they are keeping Sussex safer.

Grants are available to support projects which work with local communities and partners to keep Sussex safe and reflect the Public Priorities of the Police and Crime Plan 2021/2024 which are: 

  • Strengthen local policing, tackle and prevent harm
  • Relentless disruption of serious and organised crime
  • Support victims and safeguard the vulnerable

Projects should focus on activity rather than equipment/capital expenditure.

Applications are open until 14th October 2022.

Tel: 01273 481561 


Wealden District Council - Tackling Inequalities Fund

Wealden District Council’s’ Wellbeing team are pleased to announce they will be able to support and enable partners to reduce physical activity inequalities and deliver better health outcomes within Wealden through a new funding programme.

The Tackling Inequalities Fund has been made available with funding from East Sussex County Council Public Health. 

The Programme will award grants £1,000 to £15,000 to one or more delivery partners, with projects that support and enable Wealden residents to become more active.  This will help individuals realise the many mental wellbeing and health benefits associated with living a more active healthier lifestyle and enable them to make positive health choices.

The Programme aims to develop approaches to supporting physical activity in Wealden. These must focus on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the local sport, the physical activity sector and residents. The project will seek to identify and implement the actions needed to address the issues that have arisen due to the pandemic and support physical activity delivery and participation.

The Programme prioritises projects demonstrating how they will achieve this aim and the following objectives: 

  • To work with residents to understand the impact of COVID-19 has been on people’s physical activity behaviour and support them to begin/return to activity
  • To work with sport and physical activity clubs and organisations to understand the impact of COVID-19 on future delivery and participation, supporting the development of the physical activity sector through effective communication and networking
  • To develop pathways into and out of the service which seek to increase uptake by high priority individuals
  • Provide participants with access to wider advice and guidance services to address wider determinants of health (e.g. housing, debt, unemployment). Note: assistance may be provided by us with this aim, if required.

If you are interested in applying, please email the Wellbeing Team to be sent an application form.   Please note, the form needs to be done online, but a word document can be sent to complete a draft before you complete the final application.

The deadline for applications is 28th October 2022 with all funds to be spent by the 30th June 2023.


Trusts and Foundations

7stars Foundation

The foundation makes grants to projects which support young people (16 years and under) who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless/without a safe place to call home.

Project grants of up to £2,500 are available.

Applications will be considered from organisations who require funding in the areas of: 

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Child carers
  • Homelessness

Organisations must have a turnover of under £1.5 million and be supporting young people aged 16 years and under.

The grant funding is intended to support young people (aged 16 and under) challenged by abuse and addiction, those who are young carers, and those who are homeless or without a safe space to call home.

Funding is offered across different streams: 

  • Project grants to cover the costs of projects which:
    • Enable young people to have the best start in life and aim high
    • Have a direct impact and respond to a need in an immediate manner
    • Are hosted in geographical areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage
    • Respond to one or more of the funding priorities of the7stars foundation.
    • Address a lack of provision (due to a lack of funding from alternative sources)
    • Provide immediate support, not just in the short-term but with long-term benefits too
  • Shine Bright funding for regional charities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding enables charities to purchase wellbeing, emotional and mental health support items or educational, creative resources for the young people they support to promote happiness in a time of worry and anxiety. (Beneficiaries are selected and items are purchased/distributed by the charity partner)
  • Direct grants funding to individuals affected by the themes we priorities, supported by outreach/social/care workers or legal professionals. (Applications must be submitted by the supporting professional/organisation)

Regarding projects for Child Carers, preference will be given to projects offering long-term impact and/or sustainable support (such as mentoring or outreach programmes) over recreational trips.

The remaining funding rounds for 2022 are: 

  • 1st September – 31st October for consideration at the December Funding review.
  • 1st December – 31st January 2023 for consideration at the February 2023 funding review


Andy Thomson Foundation

Funding is intended to support vulnerable people experiencing issues such as poverty, illness, disability or substance abuse.

There is no minimum grant size, but the majority of awards will fall under £2,500.

Registered charities may apply. There is a focus on small charities, where small amounts of money will make a big difference.

As the Foundation tends to visit the organisations it supports, the majority of beneficiaries will be in the South-East of England, though not exclusively.

Activities should support people in challenging circumstances and promote health and social welfare.  Grants can be used for one-off capital needs, or project-related running costs.

Applications can be submitted at any time.  To apply, groups must first get in contact with the Foundation.


Arthur Bate Fund

Funding is intended to strengthen the voluntary sector by offering opportunities for individuals to become volunteers or Trustees and by supporting community organisations to reach more people.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available.

Individuals and voluntary sector groups can apply.

The Fund generally supports organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000 which do not have significant reserves.

Groups could receive support to: 

  • Create an advocacy group
  • Create a peer support group
  • Create a self-advocacy group
  • Create a volunteering group

Grants could cover venue hire, refreshments, promotion, technology and/or training.

The deadline to apply is 31st October 2022.

Tel: 0300 456 2370 


Art Fund – The Great Escape

Art Fund is working in partnership with Museum Development England on The Great Escape – a new UK-wide creative project for museums to engage with schools and families, inspired by the nature around us.  

The initiative is encouraging as many museums, galleries and historic houses to participate as possible by running their own activities, workshops and events – big or small – to support the project.

Funding can support The Great Escape projects in one or more of the following ways: 

  • Connecting with local primary schools: Build or expand one or more connections to a local primary school near to you and or offer The Great Escape workshop(s) (online or in person) to primary age classes aged 7–11-years-old at some point in the 2022/23 academic year
  • Connect with families: Engage and widen participation from families with children, including those between 7-11 years-old in your organisation’s activities online or in person
  • Connect and work other local community groups or organisations: Build your relationships and or partnerships with local community groups to support your engagement with primary schools and families with children aged 7-11 years-old
  • Earth Day activity: Invite the schools/ families/ visitors, and community to join you on Earth Day 2023 (Saturday 22 April) for a participative event at your organisation or in your community that connects back to the workshops

Funding is not a prerequisite for getting involved, but where organisations do require financial support, organisations can apply for a small grant.

Key information 

  • Grants are available from £500 – £3,000 for individual applicants and up to £24,000 for consortia applications
  • Applicants can apply for 100% of project costs. Match funding, cash, or in-kind support is not a requirement
  • Applicants can apply for existing staff deployed to deliver the project (up to a maximum value of 50% of total project cost)
  • Activity must be delivered between 21st November 2022 and 1st May 2023

The Great Escape will consider applications from museums, galleries, and historic houses, that:

  • Have a public presence (e.g., a building open to the public) or a public outcome (e.g., a festival or public art programme)
  • Can demonstrate that they operate to standards of best practice within the sector (e.g., through Arts Council England accreditation)
  • Individual National Trust, English Heritage and National Museums may form part of a consortia to work in partnership in their local area but cannot be the lead applicant

If you are unsure about your organisation(s) eligibility to apply, please contact Art Fund direct.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 2nd November 2022 (9am).


Asda Foundation - Cost of Living Grant

Asda Foundation’s new Cost of Living Grant will provide grants of between £500 and £2,000 for activities taking place before 28th February 2023.

The funding is intended for local not-for-profit community groups who are facing an: 

  • Increase in rent/utility bills: support to keep community buildings open to the public or increase opening times to help people stay warm (known as ‘warm banks’)
  • Increase in food costs: support for people most affected by providing meals, support community cafes, food parcels, delivered meals, soup kitchens, etc

The Asda superstores each have a Community Champion whose role is to support groups and projects within the community, as well as manage Asda Foundation grant applications.

Groups must contact their local Asda Community Champion to discuss their proposed project. If the group and the project are eligible, the Community Champion will provide an application form.

Please note, applications cannot be made directly to the Asda Foundation. They must be submitted to the Asda Community Champion who will sign and submit it to the Foundation.

Applications will be accepted by Asda Community Champions until the budget cap is reached (estimated to be February 2023).

Aviva - Cost of Living Boost

The £2 million Cost of Living Boost scheme is provided by Aviva plc, a British multinational insurance company headquartered in London, as part of its Aviva Community Fund.

This is a match-funding initiative delivered in partnership with Crowdfunder and thus not a traditional grant scheme (funds awarded are conditional upon applicants first securing crowdfunding via Crowdfunder’s platform).

Funding is for:

  • Projects that address the Aviva Community Fund theme of Financial Wellbeing: Helping people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially independent and ready for anything
  • Organisations with core missions aligned to the Financial Wellbeing funding area who need funding to cover their usual operational costs

A maximum of £50,000 of match funding is available for any organisation.

Aviva will match donations pound for pound up to £250 between 4th October and 31st December 2022 or until the entire £2 million is allocated.

For example, if a project receives a donation of £50, Aviva will donate £50. If a project receives a donation of £500, Aviva will donate £250.

Match funding will be given on the first donation made to the project by any supporter and not for repeat donations by any supporter.

All Or Nothing’ projects must reach their funding target by the target date to receive match funding.

In order to access the funding, applicants need to set up a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder.

Although no deadline has been specified at time of writing, groups should be aware that a crowdfunding campaign typically runs for 28 days with an additional set up period.

The first step is for applicants to set up a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder.


Baobab Foundation – The Collective Fund

Formed in 2020 in response to disproportionate harms experienced in the Black community, the Baobab Foundation has launched its Collective Fund for UK Black and Global Majority individuals and organisations.

The fund is open to both registered and unregistered organisations with a charitable purpose and individuals who are aged 18 or over.

Grants of £5,000 to £30,000 per year for up to five years are available for groups undertaking racial justice work as they see fit.

Some examples of possible uses for the funding include: 

  • A series of wellbeing community events
  • An intergenerational art collaboration
  • Contributions to heating and lighting costs where the work takes place
  • Salaries necessary for thinking through strategy

Interested groups should note there is a three-stage application process.

The deadline to register interest is 1159pm on 23rd September 2022.


Blagrave Trust - Regional Advisers’ Fund

The Blagrave Trust are recruiting up to 8 organisations providing vital services to young people in the South East of England to join a year-long collaborative programme of funding and support. Their aim is to allow organisations to share knowledge and support each other to develop the reach of their work with those who are facing the greatest social barriers.

The deadline for proposals is midnight on 31st October 2022.


The Bothwell Charitable Trust

Grants for registered charities in Great Britain, with a focus on the South-East of England.

Funding is intended to support charitable in a number of areas, including: 

  • Disability
  • Social work
  • Children's causes
  • Hospices

Funding is at the Trust's discretion. Grants tend to be for less than £5,000.

Applications can be made at any time and must be made by writing a letter to the Trust.

The Bothwell Charitable Trust
18 Huntingfield
Croydon CR0 9BA

Tel: 01689 638 980

British and Foreign School Society - Displacement Education Fund

Grants are available to support charities, community groups and educational establishments with projects working with displaced children and young people both internationally and in the UK.

 The following funding is available: 

UK projects 

  • £10,000 to £60,000 for up to two years (maximum £30,000 per year) for registered charities or educational establishments
  • £10,000 to £20,000 for up to two years (maximum £10,000 per year) for organisations which are not registered charities or educational establishments

For registered charities and education establishments, annual grant payments cannot exceed 50% of an organisation's three-year average income.

International projects - 10,000 to £60,000 per project (maximum £30,000 per year) for up to two years.

Annual grant payments cannot exceed 50% of an organisation's three-year average income.

UK projects

Applications are accepted from UK registered charities, not-for-profit community-based organisations, schools, academies, colleges and other educational establishments.

International projects

Applications are accepted from organisations that: 

  • Have UK charitable status and are registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales
  • Have an annual income normally between £25,000 and £2.5 million
  • Are financially sound and have at least three years of continuous accounts submitted to the relevant UK Charity Commission or regulator

For all projects, organisations must be directly involved in the provision of the project activities.

Funding is available for new or pilot projects which have started within the past 12 months to meet a newly arisen need.

UK Projects

 The fund will support work which aims to: 

  • Improve access to educational opportunity (including further education or employment opportunities for those aged 16-25)
  • Reduce barriers to achievement, for children and young people living in the UK who are refugees or asylum seekers, unaccompanied children or children of undocumented migrants

International Projects

The fund supports work which improves the quality of or access to education for young people up to the age of 25 who have been displaced by conflict. This includes refugees, asylum seekers in any given country, Internally Displaced People and stateless persons.

Grants can be used for projects which: 

  • Improve access to education - including increasing the number of educational opportunities for children who are displaced; increasing the number of qualified teachers trained in inclusive, non-discriminatory practices; and improving community attitudes
  • Improve the quality of education - including enhancing the quality of teaching and learning; improving access to extracurricular support; increasing child friendly resources; and increasing access to aspirational vocational training opportunities including STEM and IT

Stage one applications can be made at any time for UK or international projects. These will be assessed on a rolling basis and shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a stage two proposal.

Tel: 020 7922 7814 


British Science Week - Community Grant Scheme

The funding is intended for community-based groups and organisations in the UK to run their own science activities during British Science Week, working directly with people who are traditionally hard-to-reach and currently not engaged in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activity. The aim is to expand the audiences that engage with science and self-identify as having an interest in science.

Two levels of grants are available: 

  • £500 grants to run one or more events during British Science Week
  • £1,000 grants to run one or more events during British Science Week, as well as follow-up activities that will lead to continued engagement after British Science Week

Applications will be considered from community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity.

Groups that are underrepresented in science include: 

  • People from ethnic minorities
  • People with low socio-economic status (SES), including people disadvantaged in terms of education and income
  • People with a physical or mental condition or impairment
  • People living in a remote and rural location, defined as settlements of less than 10,000 people
  • Girls and women

Applications from special educational needs, additional support needs, hospital and supplementary schools, as well as English as a Second Language groups are welcome.

The funding is for activities or events that are celebrating British Science Week.

Priority will be given to events and activities that show they fit with the BSA’s goal of making science a fundamental part of culture and society by: 

  • Being embedded in the local community, with community members involved in some aspect of the planning or delivery of the event
  • Showcasing science’s role in everyday life, challenging the idea that science is separate from culture, and/or breaking down stereotypes of what it means to be a scientist or engage with science
  • Leaving a legacy, providing a way for those involved to continue their engagement with science after the event has ended

Digital and hybrid physical/digital activities can be supported.

Examples of eligible events and activities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Sports science sessions with football and rugby clubs
  • Community-created science exhibitions in places of worship, community gardens, libraries and pubs
  • Community-led research projects and experiments with youth clubs and groups with special educational needs
  • Scientifically-informed theatre productions and art activities
  • Activity packs and pre-recorded videos

The grants can be used to cover costs such as: 

  • Materials
  • Room hire
  • Publicity
  • Speakers
  • Trainers
  • Freelancers
  • Project specific staff costs
  • Audio-visual hire
  • Reasonable volunteer expenses
  • Transport

The fund will close on 7th November 2022.

Tel: 0870 770 7101


Childwick Trust

The overall focus of the charity is to fund registered charities that are working for the benefit of people in the South and South East of England for the promotion of health particularly for the relief of the disabled and older people.  The fund also supports Jewish Charities; Racing World and Education in South Africa.

The majority of grants in the health category typically range between £5,000 and £20,000.  No minimum or maximum amount is specified in the Jewish Charities, Racing World or Education in South Africa categories.

The funding is for charitable projects which fall under one of the following four themes: 

  • Health
  • Horseracing
  • Jewish Charities
  • South Africa

The fund is open until 31st October 2022.


COSARAF Charitable Foundation – Hardship Grants

This fund aims to support individuals and families who are struggling with everyday costs, such as basic living expenses, household items and utilities, or rent arrears.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available in one year, but only in exceptional circumstances will individuals receive a grant of more than £500.

Other sources of funding must have been exhausted.

Applications will only be accepted from recognised third party social organisation, such as charities, housing associations, schools and social services who are acting on behalf of a family or individual in need.

Priority will be given to: 

  • The most financially excluded people
  • Families over individuals
  • Those with caring responsibilities
  • Items that will make the most difference to the individual/family’s long-term future

Eligible costs include: 

  • Household items (white goods and occasionally other items such as sofas or wardrobes)
  • Basic living expenses (utilities or food)
  • Work or education-related expenses (such as interview clothes, school uniforms, or laptops)
  • Rent arrears and Council tax arrears, but only where there is a clear risk of homelessness (for rent arrears involving a social landlord applicants should outline what support has already been offered to the tenant)
  • Contribution to immigration-related costs, where the current immigration status directly causes financial hardship to the applicant

Applications can be made at any time and are assessed every six weeks. Applicants can expect a response within eight weeks of their application.

Tel: 0300 111 7890 


Delamere Dairy Foundation

The funding is intended to support the work of charities and organisations whose purpose fits with the objects of the Delamere Dairy Foundation for the benefit of the public, namely: 

  • The advancement of agriculture and of environmental protection
  • The advancement in life of young people by developing their capabilities so that they may mature as contributory members of society
  • The relief of financial hardship
  • The advancement of education
  • The relief of sickness

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available.

Applications will be accepted from charities, community groups and social enterprises. 

The deadline for applications is 31st January 2023.

Tel: 01565 632422 


Edgar E Lawley Foundation

The scheme is intended to support small charities that engage in community projects and run projects for the benefit of disadvantaged groups. In particular, the Foundation would like to fund projects relating to medicine, to necessitous elderly persons, and to educational purposes with reference to the arts, commerce and industry.

Approximately £240,000 is normally available per annum. Grants tend to be awarded in the region of £1,500.

UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply.

The Foundation’s preference is to award unrestricted grants to smaller charities and not for profit organisations.

The Foundation's grants are normally wholly unrestricted to allow grantees maximum flexibility.

In particular, the programme wishes to support initiatives with the following themes: 

  • Hospices
  • Children and Young People
  • Elderly
  • Community
  • Disabled
  • Medical, Research and other Miscellaneous Projects

The deadline for applications is 31st October 2022.

Tel: 01372 805760 


Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Grants

The funding is intended for projects with the following aims: 

  • Improving the natural world
  • Securing a fairer future
  • Strengthening the bonds in communities in the UK

The minimum grant size is £30,000.

Applicants should apply for the amount that they need. The Foundation makes grants across a fairly wide spectrum of sizes.

Most grants are for three years or longer.

Charities and organisations that are undertaking work that is legally charitable in the UK can apply.  Organisations must have a regular annual turnover of at least £100,000 and must be properly constituted.

The Foundation launched its new strategy in October 2020 and is now providing unrestricted, core and project grants for charitable work in the UK.

To apply for funding organisations first need to complete the eligibility quiz available on the Foundation’s website.

They can then submit a 100-word Expression of Interest and will hear back from the Foundation within four weeks.

The Foundation will discuss the proposal with the organisation and will invite them to submit a full proposal if the project is a good fit.

Whilst the funders update their strategy, applications to A Fairer Future are closed until 12th October 2022.

The funders will be hosting information webinars to discuss the new priorities and application process on the following days: 

  • Arts and Creativity Making Change – 17th October 2022, 2pm to 3pm
  • Children and Young People’s Rights – 31st October 2022, 2pm to 3pm
  • Racial, Gender and Migrant Justice – 3rd November 2022, 11am to 1230pm

 Tel: 020 7812 3700 


Friends Provident Foundation - Fund to Support a 4-D Economy Across the UK

Friends Provident Foundation is offering grants of up to £100,000 to charities, social enterprises, and private companies, to deliver projects that help to create a more fair and sustainable economy based on the four D’s (Diversified, Decarbonised, Democratised, and Decentralised).

The ‘Building a 4-D Economy’ Grants Programme will support projects that focus on the following main priorities for 2022-25:

Supporting a strong and diverse movement for new economic thinking and acting in the UK - Challenging structural problems that are embedded in the economy and supporting the creation of a new economy system that address social and environmental needs, including: 

  • Core funding who organisations whose mission is to push for significant changes in the UK economy and/or to demonstrate alternative economic models
  • Project funding to support the infrastructure of a new economy movement, such as to provide training or enable collaboration

Supporting ‘outsider voices’ in pushing for a fair transition to a 4D economy, supporting a fair transition to a future economy, including decarbonisation, demographic changes, and technological shifts. Project funding is available for:

  • Organisations led by people who traditionally have not taken part in economic decision-making at local, regional or national levels
  • Proposals framed in partnership with other organisations
  • Work that ensures a broad range of voices are heard and are leading action to make change

Transforming financial systems – Bringing about change in and through capital markets, financial system policy and regulation (This stream will fund research activities through commissioned grants only and is not an open stream).

Three types of funding are available: 

  • Project Funding for work focused on a particular project or activity
  • Core funding for organisations that have a pre-existing relationship with the Foundation
  • Small Grants of up to £10,000 to support under-resourced or newer entrants to economic systems change work and develop their ideas for a 4D economy.

There is a two-stage application process for the main grants programme, wherein groups must submit an online application form before being invited to submit a full application. There is a separate application form and quicker assessment and decision-making process for small grants of up to £10,000 that can be submitted at any time.

You can apply anytime for a small grant.

There are quarterly deadlines to apply to the main grant strand.  The next deadline for a main grant is 31st October 2022 (noon).

Tel: 01904 629 675            


Groundwork - One Stop - Community Partnership

The programme is designed to create a partnership of support to community groups, operating within two miles of a One Stop store (check store locator), who are working to: 

  • Tackle Food Poverty
  • Support the Vulnerable
  • Support the Elderly
  • Support low-income families
  • Running Youth Sports Teams

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to successful applicants to begin a partnership with their local One Stop store.

Applications are invited from: 

  • Voluntary and community organisations
  • Registered charities
  • Schools
  • Health bodies
  • Parish/Town councils
  • Social enterprises
  • Community Interest Companies (running for a minimum of two years)
  • Community councils
  • Local authorities
  • Housing organisations

Applications from organisations such as women's refuges, food banks, hospices, homeless charities, charities supporting the elderly or children are typically welcome. However, this list is not exhaustive and other organisational types will be funded. 

The tailored support from the store teams will help community causes to increase or improve their service by assisting in areas such as but not limited to; volunteering support, fundraising and awareness-raising.

Applications can be made at any time.


Hendy Foundation

The Foundation aims to improve the lives of people in the communities where Hendy Group operates by offering grants to a wide range of local projects, people, events and charitable organisations.

The average grant is £1,000, although grants of up to £5,000 are available in exceptional circumstances.

Groups and charitable organisations who are operating within areas where Hendy Group operates can apply, which includes East Sussex.

Previous beneficiaries have included: 

  • A charity which offers home security and safety assistance to the elderly and vulnerable
  • A drop-in centre for people affected by cancer
  • A charity which works to prevent and respond to domestic abuse
  • A community wind band that raises money for other charities
  • A charity which supports the blind and visually impaired

Grants are available for a wide range of charitable projects and causes.

This deadline to apply is 31st October 2022.

Tel: 07918671883 


Homity Trust

The fund is open for Community grant applications of up to £1,000. The Autumn round deadline is 30th November, through the website only, where there is more information. The Trustees are particularly open to consideration of registered local groups helping with the current Cost of Living and Energy price crisis, as well as more general funding for end users in financial need, across Sussex.  

Please visit the website to apply or make an initial enquiry.


Hubbub - Community Fridge Food Hub Fund

The funding is intended to increase the social and environmental impact of community fridges by allowing them to deliver their own activities that will bring local people together and provide access to healthy, affordable and sustainable food.

Each successful applicant will receive a grant of £6,000.

This will be in the form of £5,000 towards costs of setting up the hub and then a further £1,000 one year after opening.

Constituted voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups may apply.

To be eligible for funding, applicants must: 

  • Be operating a UK based Community Fridge which is open to the public.
  • Be registered members of the Community Fridge network.

Funded activities must fit within one of the following themes: 

  • Skills - providing access to training and knowledge-building activities, including: Training, Events, Growing, Budgeting, How to set up a food surplus enterprise
  • Affordable food - supporting collaborative purchasing and/or local food retail, including: Food co-operatives, Food box schemes, Fruit and vegetable stalls, Meals on wheels or a community cafe
  • Community Connection - providing opportunities for communities to come together around food, including: Community cooking, Community meals, Youth activities, Recipe sharing
  • Growing - increasing the amount of food grown locally, including: Community gardens, Edible greening, Neighbourhood ’grow and watch’ schemes, Workshops, Skill and seed shares

The fund will close at 1159pm on 7th November 2022.

There will be a Q&A webinar on 20th October 2022, 1pm to 2pm.


Kellogg’s School Breakfast Club Fund

Kellogg’s, in partnership with Forever Manchester, is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools to help fund breakfast clubs across the UK and ensure that children who need it most receive a morning meal.

A limited number of grants are available with priority being given to schools that either: 

  • Have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding (for England) and eligible for free school meals (Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales); or
  • Are based in an area which is classified as falling in the 10% of most deprived areas according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Please note, the Fund awards one grant per school in each academic year.

Schools can apply to Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Fund any time and will hear within one month if they have been successful. However, please note the fund may close at short notice if oversubscribed.

 Tel: 0161 214 0940                    


National Deaf Children’s Society – Make a Change Fund

The National Deaf Children’s Society is offering grants of up to £1,000 to support young deaf people that wish to deliver projects and activities that benefit their lives.

Through the Make a Change Fund, young deaf people aged between 8 and 25 can bring their own ideas to life, such as improving their local area, addressing an issue they and other young deaf people may face, or pushing for greater inclusion.

Creative projects involving art, drama, music, film etc, and projects that tie their ideas in with school projects or youth group activities will also be considered.

Previously funded projects have included: 

  • A sign language club to help deaf and hearing classmates communicate with each other
  • Improve deaf awareness at local leisure centres
  • Providing deaf awareness tips with bus drivers and emergency services staff.

Groups can be a mixture of deaf and hearing young people. A youth worker or an organisation such as a school or youth group must be involved to support and manage the funds.

Apply anytime.

Tel: 07740940726                      


Ogden Trust - School Partnerships Programme

The Ogden Trust’s School Partnerships Programme supports local clusters of schools and established collaborations, as well as providing regional support through place-based partnerships. Partnerships can include primary schools, secondary schools or a mix of both.

The programme aims to support schools who want to collaborate on projects that enhance the teaching and learning of physics.

Applications can be made for: 

  • Local Cluster Partnerships
  • Established Collaboration Partnerships

Applications are welcome from (but not limited to) partnerships which include schools in the following categories: 

  • Rural and coastal areas
  • Schools based in areas of social deprivation
  • Above national average free school meals (FSM)

To apply for an established collaboration partnership, schools must be associated through a multi-academy trust (MAT), MAC, federation, educational trust or similarly related organisation.

All applications must have the support of the senior leadership team and headteacher.

The following support is available: 

  • A local cluster partnership can apply for up to £2,500 per academic year for the first three years and £1,000 in the fourth year
  • Each established collaboration partnership can apply for up to £2,000 per academic year for the first three years and £1,000 in the fourth year

Funding is available over a period of five years.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 1st February 2023.

 Tel: 020 8634 7470                              


Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Teacher Development Fund

The purpose of the Teacher Development Fund is to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. It aims to do this through supporting teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.

The Fund is focused on: 

  • Primary schools
  • Supporting children and young people experiencing systematic inequity and disadvantage
  • Approaches which involve learning through the arts
  • Projects which take an anti-racist and intersectional approach across all areas of work
  • Long-term, inquiry-based projects which support teachers’ professional development and learning
  • Promoting effective and equitable partnerships between schools and arts/cultural organisations and artist practitioners
  • The contributions of school leaders and artist practitioners as both professional learners and as supporters of embedding learning through the arts in the curriculum
  • Approaches which involve any of the following art forms: crafts; creative writing, including poetry; dance; design; film; music; opera; photography; digital arts and media; theatre and drama; the visual arts; and cross-arts practices
  • Projects that build on emerging approaches to blended CPDL and include one of more elements of online delivery

Grants of up to £150,000 per partnership for two academic years are available.

Each year around six grants are awarded.

Lead applicants may be: 

  • Charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profits companies active in the arts
  • Primary schools and academies operating in the state sector

All applications will be required to demonstrate that solid partnerships are in place. Each partnership must include one or more arts/cultural organisations. PHF expect that a minimum of five and a maximum of ten schools will be involved in each project, regardless of whether the lead applicant is either an arts/cultural organisation or a school. Each participating school should commit at least two teachers and one senior leader to the project, though flexibility can be offered to small, rural schools.

Some applicants may identify further relevant partners for their project such as a local authority, school improvement service, teaching school alliance, research school or higher education institution. A partner bringing additional expertise in blended learning may also be appropriate.

Grants will support both activity costs and core organisational costs which relate directly to the project.

PHF will welcome a range of applications and are particularly interested in funding those which demonstrate strengths in the following areas: 

  • Supporting the needs of pupils experiencing inequity
  • Embedding learning through the arts in the curriculum
  • Exploring blended CPDL models
  • Strong partnerships between arts/cultural organisations and schools

The deadline to apply is 22nd November 2022 at 12 noon.

Tel: 020 7812 3300 


Road Safety Trust

The Road Safety Trust is offering grants of £25,000 to £300,000 for vital research and practical interventions into new approaches to road safety under its Main Grants programme

The 2022 Theme is “Fitness to Drive”, focusing on applications which relate to the following: 

  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Sleep and fatigue
  • Illegal and prescription drug use

Grant proposals must support the Trust's programme objectives: 

  • Generate new knowledge about what works
  • Translate ideas into new measures
  • Influence Road Safety Policy and Practice
  • Support partnership working or collaboration

UK-based organisations, public and professional associations, registered charities, and university departments may apply.

Private commercial enterprises and not-for-profit businesses will also be considered for funding as long as their proposed project is charitable, for the public benefit and in line with the Trust’s funding priorities.

Examples of eligible costs for all projects include staffing, consumables, travel and some equipment costs.

The deadline to apply is 19th October 2022 at 5pm.


Rother Community Lottery

Rother District Council have launched their Rother Community Lottery, groups and organisations can find out more, and apply to become a beneficiary to raise funds:  Boost your cause's fundraising with Rother Community Lottery - Rother Community Lottery. So far over 70 groups and organisations have joined, sharing. Applicants can join anytime and start fund raising within a couple of days of being approved.  


Sussex Community Foundation – General Round

The next general round deadline will be on Friday 6th January at 5pm. Applications will be accepted at any time up to this point, but they will only be reviewing applications received after 9th, with decisions expected in mid-March.

Tel:  01273 409 440   


Sussex Community Foundation – Rooney Foundation

The Rooney Foundation Fund supports children and young people living in Sussex who have physical disabilities, long-term illnesses and/or life-limiting conditions. The fund will consider requests for funding for respite, equipment, short breaks and holidays for terminally ill children and other family support.

Applications are made on behalf of the individuals in need, normally by a social, health worker or other professional. We are now going to be considering applications on a rolling basis, with decisions reached each month, depending on the level of interest we receive.

Please see the website for more information and how to apply.

Please note that this particular fund supports individuals rather than groups. Sussex Community Foundation also have other funding programmes for groups.

Tel:  01273 409440 


Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner - Safer in Sussex Community Fund (SiSCF)

The Safer in Sussex Community Fund provides small grants up to £5,000 to local organisations and projects that aim to reduce crime and improve community safety in Sussex.

Applications are open to any local, not-for-profit community organisation in Sussex that can demonstrate they are keeping Sussex safer.

Organisations working with children and/or vulnerable adults must have the appropriate checks in place.  Priority will be given to projects or organisations that have not previously received funding from PCC.

The Fund supports projects which work with local communities and partners to keep Sussex safe and reflect the Public Priorities of the Police and Crime Plan 2021/2024 which are:

Strengthen local policing, tackle and prevent harm: anti-social behaviour, rural crime, road safety, business and retail crime, hate crime, public engagement.

Relentless disruption of serious and organised crime: serious violence and knife crime, drug and county lines, modern slavery, child sex education and abuse, fraud and cyber-crime.

Support victims and safeguard the vulnerable: domestic abuse, rape and serious sexual offences, stalking and harassment, elder abuse, quality victims support services, safeguard the vulnerable.

Applicants may only submit one application per round and partnerships are encouraged to apply to the fund.

Applications must address the following: 

  • How the project will increase/promote community safety
  • Have strong evidence to show a need for the project in the local community
  • Help to prevent crime and reduce re-offending
  • Evidence of sustainability or legacy
  • Demonstrate clear measures to demonstrate impact and/or outcomes of the work.

Projects should focus on activity rather than equipment/capital expenditure.

Applications are open until 14th October 2022.

Tel: 01273 481561                     


Sydney Black Charitable Trust

The scheme aims to support projects focusing on the following: 

  • Welfare and relief of the aged and poor
  • Education and preservation of child life
  • Advancement of religion
  • Relief and redemption of prisoners or captives

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between £300 and £2,000.

Charitable organisations throughout England and Wales are eligible to apply.

Applications can be made at any time.

Contact the Sydney Black Charitable Trust for further information.

Sydney Black Charitable Trust
Po Box 1251
St. Albans
Hertfordshire AL1 9JU

Tel: 07814 009 039

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund

There are two grant rounds each year: 

  • The first round (in the Spring) is for work supporting young carers/young adult carers
  • The second round (in the Autumn) is for work supporting young people (up to age 25 years) with criminal convictions

Grants are available from £10,000 up to £60,000 for a duration of six months to two years.

A maximum of £30,000 per year can be requested.

Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies that are working within the UK and have a UK office are eligible to apply.

To be eligible for round two, applicants must: 

  • Have previous experience of either working with young people with criminal convictions or adults with criminal convictions in an employment context
  • Have an income of less than £1.5 million over the past three years
  • Be a registered charity or an organisation set up with a clear social purpose and appropriate governing documents stating this
  • Be able to start their project by 30 November 2023

Social enterprise and community interest companies must have a governing document which shows the name, aim/purpose, objects of the group, including a dissolution clause. This clause should show that the organisation is a not-for-profit group by confirming that any assets remaining after all debts are paid will be given to another voluntary group with similar aims. This document should also include details of the organisation's Trustees or management committee.

Priority will be given to projects that provide specialist support to target those who are particularly disadvantaged: 

  • Young people who are from Black or minoritised/racialised communities, often referred to as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities (BAME)
  • Young women and girls
  • Young people who have been looked after

Applications can only be submitted once a year for each area of interest.

The 2022 application window for: 

  • Young carers applications has now closed
  • Young offender applications is open until 28th October 2022 (noon)

There is a two-stage application process: 

  • Stage one is to complete the online application form on the Triangle Trust website
  • Stage two will involve a visit from the Trust's Director to the shortlisted applicants (usually between six and eight organisations)

Grants are usually awarded five months after the closing date.

Tel: 07716 378564 


Young Foundation - Community Knowledge Fund

Funding is intended to turn ideas into action and build stronger community connections to research and innovation.

The Fund is providing a total pot of £950,000 to support up to 34 grants.

In Phase 1, development grants of up to £10,000 will be awarded.

In Phase 2, a small number of larger grants from £50,000 up to £100,000 will be awarded. 

The following types of constituted groups and organisations may apply:

  • Charitable trusts
  • Registered charities
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs)
  • Social enterprises
  • Cooperative and Community Benefit societies
  • Local authorities
  • Voluntary or community groups
  • Non-profit companies limited by guarantee

Partnership applications are also accepted.

This is an open fund, prioritising research and innovation under the following themes: 

  • Community safety and resilience
  • Environment and sustainability

Phase 1 funding should be used to support grantees to create the conditions for research and innovation and to develop and begin early testing of their ideas.

The deadline for Phase 1 applications is 7th November 2022, with notifications expected by 27th January 2023.

Key dates for Phase 2 funding will be announced early 2023.


Funding Diary

October 2022

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) IMPACT Awards – Stage 2 – 10/10/2022

People’s Health Trust - Active Communities Funding Programme – 12/10/2022

UK Seafood Fund - Skills and Training Scheme – 12/10/2022

Safer in Sussex Community Fund – 14/10/2022

Jeans for Genes Programme – 16/10/2022

Road Safety Trust – 19/10/2022

Community Wellbeing Fund – 23/10/2022

Cultural Bridge Fund – 26/10/2022

Peacehaven Town Council – Community Grants – 26/10/2022

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust - 28/10/2022

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund – 28/10/2022

Wealden District Council – Tackling Inequalities Fund – 28/10/2022            

LGBT + Futures Equity Fund - 30/10/2022

7stars Foundation - 31/10/2022

Arthur Bate Fund – 31/10/2022

Blagrave Trust - Regional Advisers’ Fund – 31/10/2022

British Council - Cultural Protection Fund – 31/10/2022

Childwick Trust – 31/10/2022

Edgar E Lawley Foundation – 31/10/2022

Friends Provident Foundation main grants – 31/10/2022

Hendy Foundation – 31/10/2022


November 2022

Institute of Physics – School Grants Scheme - 01/11/2022

Art Fund The Great Escape – 02/11/2022

Charles Hayward Foundation - 04/11/2022

British Science Week - Community Grant Scheme – 07/11/2022

Hubbub - Community Fridge Food Hub Fund – 07/11/2022

Warburtons Family Matter Community Grants – 07/11/2022

Young Foundation - Community Knowledge Fund – 07/11/2022

Screwfix Foundation - 10/11/2022

Better Community Business Network Grant Initiative - 11/11/2022

Learning through Landscapes - Local School Nature Grant Programme - 11/11/2022

Forestry Commission - Seed Sourcing Grant (SSG) – 13/11/2022

Veterans’ Foundation - 14/11/2022

Weaver’s Benevolent Fund - 17/11/2022

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Teacher Development Fund – 22/11/2022

Lewes Town Council – Community Grants – 25/11/2022

Comic Relief Community Fund – 30/11/2022

Homity Trust – 30/11/2022


 December 2022

Tree Council – Branching Out Fund – 04/12/2022

Church Urban Fund – Refugee Support Small Grants – 09/12/2022

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Grants Programme - 15/12/2022

Help the Homeless Grant Scheme - 15/12/2022

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/12/2022

International Tree Foundation – 16/12/2022


January 2023

Sussex Community Foundation – General Round – 06/01/2023

Lewes Town Council – Community Grants – 27/01/2023

Delamere Dairy Foundation – 31/01/2023

National Garden Scheme – Community Gardens – 31/01/2023

7stars Foundation - 31/01/2023


February 2023

Ogden Trust’s School Partnerships Programme – 01/02/2023

Thomas Pocklington Trust – 05/02/2023


March 2023

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/03/2023

National Lottery Heritage Fund – Dynamic Collections - 31/03/2023


May 2023

Sussex Community Foundation - Now! Sustainable Communities Fund - 05/05/2023

Pink Ribbon Foundation – 26/05/2023


June 2023

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/06/2023