Community and Organisational Grants

Moulsecoomb Primary (part funded) and Whitehawk & St Marks Primary (pooled funding) 
for purchase of school minibuses  - East Brighton Trust Impact Grants Programme

Sometimes, applying for a grant can be complex and time consuming. So, we’ve done our best to make the process as easy as we can.

We have three types of grant programme:


Small Grants 

Impact Grant

Partnership Grant


£50 - £300


£5,000 per year for up to 3 years (i.e. a total of up to £15,000 over 3 years)


Janaury & June - two funding rounds per financial year

The Board does not anticipate making running an Impact Grant Programme in 2011/12 financial year.

The Board does not anticipate making running a Partnership  Grant Programme in 2011/12 financial year.


Anything – equipment, trips, rent, running costs etc

To make an “Impact”! in supporting a “one-off” piece of community work, address a community issue and provide a positive and sustainable long-term benefit to the East Brighton Trust area.

To help cover the “core costs” (i.e. rent, salary etc) of a new or existing project, scheme or initiative.

Eligibility to apply

Only one application per group / organisation will be considered in any one financial year (1st April to 31st March).


Only available to not for profit organisations i.e. charities, voluntary groups / organisations, companies limited by guarantee etc.



Applications are welcomed from everyone at every grant round, even those who have previously received.

Only available to active not for profit organisations such as community / voluntary groups, charities, community interests companies, companies limited by guarantee etc.

Available to statutory organisations but cannot be used to cover the cost of core provision.

Applications only from those not already in receipt of a Partnership Grant.

Only available to active not for profit organisations such as community / voluntary groups, charities, community interests companies, companies limited by guarantee etc.

Not available to profit-making or statutory organisations.

East Brighton Trust Partnership Grants

In 2010/11 we awarded £26,500 as part of our 3-year Partnership Grants programme. Six key-anchor organisations in East Brighton have benefited:

£5000 (year 1 funding) to the Environmental project, run by Hove YMCA

£5000 (year 1 funding) to WASP, run by Impact Initiative

£5000 (year 1 funding) to the Afterschool & Holiday Club, run by Moulsecoomb Neighbourhood Trust

£1500 (year 1 funding) to East Brighton Community Football Club

£5000 (year 2 funding) to the Bridge

£5000 (year 2 funding) to the Whitehawk Inn

East Brighton Trust Small Grants 

The first round of our 2011/12 Small Grants programme have just been approved. Over thirty community groups benefitting the residents of the East Brighton area are to receive an award:

The Carers Centre: £300 to purchase a new shed for the Craven Vale allotment site

Be Crafty: £300 to fund two summer holiday arts based events in Sheepcote Valley and the local area

Gladrags: £300.00 to run two sewing/costume making workshops for volunteers

Clickers Community Photography Group: £300 for new studio lighting equipment

Hyde Charitable Trust: £300 to provide equipment for the Saunders Park Community Clear Up Day

Orchards Social Club: £300 to help fund the 2011 Christmas Party

Whitehawk South Central Residents Association: £300 to help fund a trip to Tilgate Park

Metamorphosis Art Group: £300 to help fund a trip to Charleston Farmhouse

Jubilee Court Tenants Association: £300 for a Christmas party

Jubilee Court Garden Project: £300 to fund the development of the garden project

Active Lightworks: £300 to help fund low cost complementary therapy treatment courses @ Whitehawk Inn

Superdads: £300 to help fund events for group members and their kids

Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Womens Group: £300 to help fund swimming sessions for group members

Mad Hatters: £300 to help fund a weekly lunch club for isolated and vulnerable residents

Mad Hatters: £300 to help fund a monthly tea party targeting isolated elderly residents

Friends of Wild Park: £300 to help fund a teddy bears picnic for children from the area

North Moulsecoomb Tenants and Residents Association: £300 for a halloween party,

The Sussex Beacon: £200 to engage with young people in the East Brighton area encouraging participation in the Brighton Half Marathon 2012

East Central Moulsecoomb Tenants and Residents Association: £300 to help provide a Christmas party

Flamenco and Spanish Group: £300 to purchase equipment for this newly formed group meeting at The Bridge  

The Green Centre: £300 towards the cost of a new computer providing online data and information for volunteers and visitors

Concordia International Volunteers: £300 to pay for the accomodation costs for weekend residential projects running at the Green Centre

Colourwheels: £300 to help fund the "Youth Booth"event 2011

Moulsecoomb Primary School Dads Group: £300 to provide the materials to make a smoothie bike to be used at events at the school and for hire to other local groups

TEAM: £300 to help provide a craft workshop for families in the Moulsecoomb, Bevendean and Saunders Park areas with an exhibition at The Bridge

The Whitehawk Inn: £300 to help fund confidential 121 financial advice appointments for residents in financial need

Whitehawk and Manor Farm Festival Group: £300 to help fund a family halloween party

Clowd Nine: £300 to purchase a new A3 printer and help fund the group's public liability insurance for another year

Brighton Spinning Group: £170.50 to purchase equipment  and materials for the free spinning group meeting at The Green Centre

Knitting The Map: £296.35 for a one day natural dyeing and felting workshop to be held at The Green Centre

Brighton Bulldog tkd: £300 to fund a self defense seminar for residents of all ages and abilities to be held at The Valley Social Centre