Our grants schemes

Since 2008, East Brighton Trust has given out over £800,000 helping fund everything from school minibuses to local festivals, trips for older people, gardening groups, children’s playgroups and sports clubs.

We distribute funds via a range of grants schemes which you can read about below. 

Small Grants

Our small grants scheme helps to support East Brighton community groups with up to £500 to help pay for events and activities for the benefit of people living in the area. 

We accept small grants applications at least twice a year via an online form on the Sussex Community Foundation website. Find out more →

Primary School Enrichment Grants

These are grants provided by East Brighton Trust to local schools to pay for activities which enrich the lives of the children attending them. Find out more →

Colin Sayers Fund

(Currently closed to applications) This is a fund set up in memory of former East Brighton Trust chair Colin Sayers to provide emergency funds or 'Random acts of kindness' to local groups in urgent need. Find out more →

The Resource Centre Grant

Since 2016 East Brighton Trust has been providing an annual grant for the Resource Centre to provide dedicated support for volunteer-run grassroots groups in East Brighton. Find out more →

Partnership Grants

(Currently closed to applications) Our partnership grants are a commitment from East Brighton Trust to fund key local organisations with fixed grant every year for a number of years ( usually three).  Find out more →