West Sussex

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Local Grants & Support

Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Adur Voluntary Action

Promoting togetherness by connecting people with local volunteering opportunities and organisations.

Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Crawley Community Action

Crawley Community Action is an independent charity that offers advice, information, help and support to local charities, voluntary and community groups.

Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Mid-Sussex Voluntary Action (MSVA)

Helping local charities and voluntary groups in Mid Sussex set up, grow and thrive. Their e-bulletins include leads for local grants.

Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): VAAC and the West Sussex Infrastructure Alliance

The WSVCSI is made up of 4 place-based infrastructure organisations, delivering support services to the voluntary and community sector across West Sussex.

Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester

Their vision is to see a strong, vibrant voluntary and community sector that supports, inspires and empowers individuals and communities throughout Arun and Chichester.

Gatwick Airport Community Trust

Awards grants annually for deserving projects within the area of benefit which covers parts of East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Read more on funding and grants.

Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest

Grants to improve the local area - helping the youth, elderly, disabled, arts environment and more.

Horsham District Council

Council grants for community projects.

Rampion Fund

Supporting charities within a defined area of benefit to realise projects linked to sustainability and ecology. PTAs can apply as long as there is an element of community benefit.

Southover Manor Trust

Supporting the learning of young people under the age of 25 in East Sussex, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove.

The Steve Bernard Foundation

Supporting youngsters in disability, elite, schools, clubs & disadvantaged sports. £10,000 available for Sussex based projects. Grants of £100 – £1,000 available. Tend to buy equipment or pay coaches direct than give out cash.

Sussex Community Foundation Use the search facility to select education related grants. All Community Foundations (UK)
West Sussex Council Funding for voluntary and community organisations Funding for voluntary and community organisations. Find sources of funding and advice for the 'third sector'.
Worthing Community Chest A registered, local, independent charity they support projects and activities in Worthing which enable social and economic wellbeing. We do this by awarding small grants to groups, clubs, events, and other good causes.

Local service organisations

Find your local Lions Club or Rotary Club.

Tip: For Lions Club, search using town names for the most accurate results.

National retailers' local branches

National retailers can also assist local schools. Please reach out to your local branches for the following retailers: 

The Asda FoundationCo-op (Local Community Fund), Pets At Home, Tesco Community Grants (contact richard.younger-ross@groundwork.org.uk), The WHSmith Trust (Community Grants), Wickes Community Programme

Supermarket Community Champions

Online contact/email: ASDA

Visit in person: Aldi, Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, Marks & SpencerM&S store locator, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, SPARSPAR store locator, Tesco-Tesco store locator, Waitrose

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.

Review successful grant awards from your local area(s), below:

Adur, Arun, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex, Worthing

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