It’s May which means the first of our small grants deadlines is fast approaching.
The East Brighton Trust Fund supports voluntary or not-for-profit community groups to undertake projects or run events that benefit people who live in East Brighton.
If you are making a difference in East Brighton, why not apply? In recent years our grants have helped a whole range of incredible local community initiatives, with up to £750 to help towards costs.
Read on to find out about some of our deserving grant beneficiaries, and to see where the money goes…
East Brighton Trust recently funded Carolynn Bain of Afrori Books to bring her Anti-Racism Kids Club to schools across the city, giving pupils the chance to learn about Black History and racism and helping them find the language to discuss issues affecting them and their families.
The workshops ran every Thursday Morning for two hours and included all materials and refreshments. They were designed to be inspiring, absorbing, fun and accessible to everyone and the funding from East Brighton Trust meant that local people could attend for free.
The Sussex Bears Wheelchair Basketball team - the only wheelchair basketball team in Sussex currently competing in the national basketball league - has gone from strength to strength since launching in 2017. We’re immensely proud to be able to say that East Brighton Trust was the first funder to support the group when they were first getting off the ground.
The mASCot East Brighton Girls' Group is a place where autistic primary-school aged girls can meet with others to socialise, make friends and have fun in an autism-friendly environment. Established in 2020, they do all sorts of activities, from arts and crafts to slime-making and Lego. Each week there is one main craft activity, after which the girls are encouraged to do some physical and / or interactive play to let off some steam and, importantly, get to know each other. In 2021 the East Brighton based group applied to us for funding to purchase some much-needed play equipment and games.
In 2018 our grant enabled the Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women's Group and their families to take an intergenerational trip to London. They visited the Coriander Club at Spitalfields City Farm, a gardening and cookery club for older generation Bengali women, with the aim of gathering inspiration for a similar potential project in Brighton.
Who can apply?
The East Brighton Trust Fund is open to all not-for-profit organisations including charities, community and voluntary groups operating within the East Brighton area defined as: Bates Estate, Bevendean, Manor Farm, Moulsecoomb, Saunders Park, Bristol Estate, Craven Vale, and Whitehawk.
Grants of up to £750 are available. You can only receive one grant from the East Brighton Trust Fund in any 12-month period.
The deadline for the next round is Thursday 18th of May 2023 at 5pm.
Apply online now: https://sussexgiving.org.uk/named_funds_posts/east-brighton-trust-fund/