East Sussex Funding News 


Find out about all the local and national funding sorces here -

Receive a grant of £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000.

Groundwork are keen to remind community groups and organisations that the second funding round for the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme opens on Monday 18 April 2016.

Bags of Help is available to a wide range of community groups and organisations and they can apply for grants to improve local green spaces that do not charge for access.



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Helping community projects across the UK with Bags of Help

Reducing Health Inequalities grants


NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has created a £255,000 grant fund for local voluntary and community groups to tackle health inequalities. For more information and an application form visit  If Hastings groups need help with writing their application contact Peter Thorpe at HVA at or 01424 444010.


Building Better Opportunities – ESF & Big Lottery Funding


Building Better Opportunities is now open for the South East Local Enterprise Partnership area, and details can be found on the Big Lottery Fund’s website:   HVA, together with the SpeakUp Forum, 3VA, & RVA are offering support to potential applicants, including assistance in forming partnerships - feel free to contact Steve Manwaring ( on 01424 444010. More information about Building Better Opportunities can be found on the SpeakUp Forum website

People's Health Trust - Active Communities Fund


Local groups with great ideas to improve their communities will be invited to turn ideas into reality with help from People’s Health Trust. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking £5,000 to £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. The Trust is looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, they mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages. The Trust is also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this they mean a group of people who have things in common and wish to come together to address something that is important to them. These ideas could be based in one neighbourhood, or cover a wider area. Tel: 020 7697 4021 E-mail:

Skill Share training bursaries and free coaching


Don't forget that if you work with children, young people and families in East Sussex you can apply for a training bursary of up to £500 to help staff and volunteers attend training courses and events or to gain a qualification. You can also apply for up to 8 hours of free coaching through the Skill Share programme. If you have any questions about the scheme please email



The South-East Urban Coast Creative Enterprise Support Scheme (SUCCESS) provides grants for new or expanding creative businesses that are creating jobs in the Hastings, including community arts. Organisations can apply for £3000 to £150,000


East Sussex 4 Community


Are you looking for funding? East Sussex County Council provide a free online funding search tool called East Sussex 4 Community  Once you have registered, you are able to search within their database of thousands of funders.

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£1 million is to be spent in North East Hastings for the community, by the community as part of Big Local grant scheme.  Find out more or how to get involved/give your ideas here

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