Grant maker

Sussex Community Foundation

www.sussexgiving.org.uk

Grants made

Over the last five years they've made 267 significant donations totalling £1,430,131

When Amount Grantee To be used for
31/05/2018 £2,000 West Sussex Music Trust West Sussex Music is a one-stop shop for high quality music education throughout West Sussex. Funding was provided to support the cost of the county ensembles summer concert being staged in Crawley.
31/05/2018 £500 Crew Club A project to support the organisation of fun low cost local days out with approximately 20 families from the local community, linked with the Safe Start sessions for children aged 7-11. Funding is for equipment and essential supplies.
28/02/2018 £10,000 Brighton Surf Life Saving Club Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, provides people of all ages with the opportunity to enjoy the sea in a fun and safe environment, with training, equipment and a variety of membership types. Funding was provided to enable them to purchase an Arancia Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) and engine.
28/02/2018 £60,000 Stonepillow Stonepillow provide both overnight hostel faculties (365 days a year) and a daytime Hub (3 days per week) in Bognor Regis. They recently purchased a new 14 bed property to increase the capacity of their overnight hostel from 10 to 14 beds. Funding was provided for the additional staff required to support the increase in residents.
28/02/2018 £10,000 Esteem Esteem aims to empower young people aged 14-26 years through youth led projects, unique opportunities and 1:1 mentoring. Funding was provided towards the salary of a Help & Support Project Worker for 16 hours per week.
28/02/2018 £2,385 Know Dementia Know Dementia is a Sussex based charity providing advice and support to people living with dementia and their family members/carers. Funding was provided to enable them to open the first Memory Moments cafe in the Brighton and Hove area.
28/02/2018 £3,000 Fresh Start Portslade Fresh Start Portslade work with the ideas and aspirations of local people, to develop a range of community activities to improve the quality of life for people of all ages and backgrounds living in Portslade, East Sussex. Funding was provided to allow them to employ a part-time Older People Coordinator. This role will design and mange their range of older people activities planned for April to October, 2018 in Portslade.
28/02/2018 £3,500 East Park Riding for the Disabled Group East Park Riding for the Disabled work with children and young people with learning and physical disabilities. Funding was provided to pay for their RDA qualified instructors, who teach eight riding sessions per week during term time.
28/02/2018 £1,853 Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra The Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra (WPO) is a community orchestra with over 75 local members including professional and semi-professional musicians, university and college students, teachers and amateurs. Funding was provided towards the cost of commissioning composer James Olsen to compose a piece for two adult choirs, children’s choir and orchestra on the occasion of its 70th anniversary.
28/02/2018 £10,000 World Cetacean Alliance Based in Brighton, the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is the world's largest marine conservation partnership. Funding was provided to seed fund an Education Officer to run the new Visitor Centre and engage the local community and tourists on Brighton Beach, as well as on board tour boats visiting the Rampion Wind Farm.
28/02/2018 £1,500 2nd Rye Guides 2nd Rye Guides provides a welcoming girl only space for girls and young women to have fun and develop skills. Funding was provided for a wooden building to securely store all their camping equipment.
28/02/2018 £4,532 Uckfield Volunteer Centre The Uckfield Volunteer Centre’s primary function is matching individuals and groups interested in volunteering, with appropriate opportunities in the local community. Funding was provided to support them in purchasing a new TV information system for their premises and to support and enhance their work.
28/02/2018 £10,000 Family Support Work Family Support Work helps vulnerable children and families in Sussex to overcome and prevent multiple and complex issues. Funding was provided towards establishing a new Family Support Worker in Crawley to intensively support over 30 vulnerable families and 80+ children. This Family Support Worker will provide one-to-one intensive support to help families overcome multiple and complex difficulties and prevent future crisis.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Cycling Without Age Brighton & Hove Cycling without age use volunteer ‘cycle pilots’ to take elder care home residents out on cycle rides. They bring generations together using special Trishaws (three-wheel cycles with passenger cab upfront). Funding was provided to support salary costs needed to complete their first year.
28/02/2018 £3,284 Wealden Talking News Wealden Talking News (WTN) is a Charity for the Blind and Partially Sighted in East Sussex producing free weekly memory sticks of news. Funding was provided to support the running costs of their organisation, including rent and rates, electricity and postage costs.
28/02/2018 £9,691 Christians Against Poverty - Crawley Debt Centre Christians against poverty offer a high quality debt counselling service by visiting clients in their own homes. Funding was provided to enable them to expand the day to day work of the Centre, in particular funding the salaries of the two part-time debt coaches for the next three years of operation of the Centre.
28/02/2018 £500 Good News Brighton Chomp enable families in need to have a FREE meal together whilst enjoying a range of craft activities and games. Funding was provided for core running costs.
28/02/2018 £4,850 Landport Community Hub Landport Community Hub is a base for many community activities. Funding was provided to support the installation of sound deadening insulation to assist with both the acoustic and condensation problems and the repainting of the hall to make it a more attractive and welcoming place.
28/02/2018 £4,000 Hands of Hope Charity Hands of Hope Charity support people in East Sussex & Kent to improve their lives by growing, cooking and eating healthy food. Funding was provided to help them set up two Lunch Clubs to benefit up to 60 older people in Peasmarsh & Brede.
28/02/2018 £3,300 Allsorts Youth Project Allsorts Youth Project supports, empowers and connects children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Funding was provided to support four 'Bushcraft Away Days' for their LGBTU children & young people including their Kids Group (5-11); TAG (under 16's); Drop-in (16-25); Trans-formers (16-25).
28/02/2018 £4,999 Boathouse Theatre Arts Boathouse Theatre Arts provides opportunities for learning-disabled children and young adults to take part in a range of performing and theatre arts. Boathouse runs three projects across East Sussex. Funding was provided to support a part-time Administrator and related expenses in order to ensure the overall running of the three projects.
28/02/2018 £1,598 Brighton City Table Tennis club BTTC is a grassroots, community charity which uses table tennis to engage people living in the most deprived parts of the city. Funding was provided to help deliver a project working with Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum to encourage greater integration and understanding of Muslims in the community.
28/02/2018 £2,010 Brighton Youth Centre BYC aims to inspire young people to learn about themselves and others and build great lives, through providing a dynamic youth centre that listens to and works with young people across the city. Funding was provided to cover the costs of specific activities and events, travel, and sessional staffing costs.
28/02/2018 £2,125 Russell Martin Foundation The Russell Martin Foundation is a registered charity that works to impact positively upon the lives of children and young people through sport, education and opportunity. Funding was provided to support the Russell Martin Foundation 'Equality FC' Girls Football programme.
28/02/2018 £9,208 Assert Assert support and advice to adults with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism and their parents/carers. Funding was provided towards the cost of their part-time Volunteer and Activities Co-ordinator.
28/02/2018 £3,000 Friends of Downlands Court Friends of Downlands Court promote leisure activities, physical exercise and outings for the benefit of those who because of age, disability and infirmity are at risk of social exclusion and loneliness. Funding was provided to support the outings project providing monthly outings for people over 65.
28/02/2018 £4,336 Hadlow Down Village Hall Hadlow Down Village Hall (HDVH) provides facilities/opportunities for the recreational, cultural and personal welfare of members of the community, whilst providing a meeting place for voluntary organisations which need appropriate accommodation. Funding was provided to assist with the refurbishment of the hall.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Dementia Support Dementia Support provide support services for local people who have memory loss and dementia, their carers, family and friends. Funding was provide to support their operations and to consolidate dementia services in the area into one location at a support hub.
28/02/2018 £1,000 Southbourne Men's Shed Southbourne Men's Shed is a facility/meeting place where older men can meet and socialise in their club-room or work on individual or group or community projects in their woodwork or metalwork rooms. Funding was provided to help meet costs of a new trailer coach/carriage for children and adults to sit on behind the locomotive.
28/02/2018 £6,569 15th Brighton Scouts The 15th Brighton scout group provides a balanced programme of activities for its members. The scout group is fortunate to have a dedicated hut for use by Beavers, Cubs and Scouts as well as being rented to a few community groups. Funding was provided towards repairs to the roof.
28/02/2018 £4,100 Friends at Blatch (FAB) FAB aim to ensure good communication between parents and teachers in the education of children at home and in Blatchington Mill school. Funding was provided to pay for the implementation of a new, Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Maths (STEAM) initiative. It will specifically pay for two school trips associated with the project and cover the cost of the materials used for the students to develop the innovative solutions the project challenges.
28/02/2018 £4,850 Brighton Pebbles Brighton Pebbles is a parent led charity supporting families with disabled children in Brighton and Hove, particularly those who find accessing mainstream activities difficult due to severe learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour. Funding was provided towards their days out in the school holidays and their Carer's exercise class.
28/02/2018 £4,825 Carousel Carousel, an award-winning charity, supports learning disabled adults and children to engage with the arts and to achieve their artistic ambitions. Funding was provided to support the costs involved in delivering workshops, developing access, producing resources, staffing, space hire, materials, equipment, volunteer expenses.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Central and South Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau CASSCA provides free, confidential, impartial advice to people in need in West Sussex. Funding was provided towards the salary costs for two project workers.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Home-Start Arun, Worthing & Adur Home-Start supports local families with young children going through challenging times. Families are supported by trained volunteers recruited from the local community. Funding was provided for business development support to help them increase and diversify income.
28/02/2018 £7,372 Age UK East Sussex Age UK East Sussex are the main county-wide organisation supporting local older people. Funding was provided to support their Day Clubs in Peacehaven and Newhaven.
28/02/2018 £4,725 Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice Bureau Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice (ACCA) provides free, independent and confidential advice on rights and responsibilities and helps people with their everyday problems. Funding was provided to pay for an experienced advisor to assist front line workers for one day a week for 6 months.
28/02/2018 £500 Rye Wurlitzer Academy The Rye Wurlitzer Academy was formed to teach theatre organ techniques to students at Rye College on the Rye Wurlitzer theatre organ. Funding was provided towards the fees and travel costs of the Principal Tutor, Internationally acclaimed theatre organist Michael Wooldridge.
28/02/2018 £9,864 Sussex Community Development Association (formerly Newhaven CDA) SCDA aims to build stronger, healthier, and more inclusive communities across East Sussex. All activities are community-led and driven by evaluation. SCDA supports partnerships between voluntary, statutory and private sectors to address needs across five integrated work streams: Health and Wellbeing; Employability; Advice and Inclusion; Community Development; Care and Support. Together with people living in the fund’s benefit area, we will co-create a range of recreational group activities in and around the South Downs National Park (SDNP) that benefit their health and wellbeing alongside building social connections. We will bring together groups of people who are facing health inequalities and not currently benefiting from local green and open spaces, and who share some common experience (e.g. long-term health condition) and facilitate group activities such as walking groups and arts & crafts. We will aim for group activities to become self-sustaining and overcome barriers to accessing SDNP and local green spaces.
28/02/2018 £4,996 Rhythmix Rhythmix is a music, social welfare and education charity working with some of the most vulnerable people in the South East of England. Funding was provided to support 48 after school clubs, 8 holiday activities and 24 Saturday clubs across East Sussex (Hastings, St Leonards, Eastbourne, Heathfield, Peacehaven, Crowborough and Lewes).
28/02/2018 £8,968 Seaford Lifeguards Seaford Lifeguards is a well established volunteer Lifeguard service. After two years of research and planning Seaford Lifeguards established the Sussex Flood Rescue team, currently made up of 12 volunteer water rescue technicians from the various lifeguard clubs and organisations within Sussex. Funding was provided to purchase life saving and personal protective equipment for volunteers.
28/02/2018 £7,350 Steyning Downland Scheme The Steyning Downland Scheme engages the local community and young people in particular, in enhancing the natural beauty of 165 acres of the South Downs National Park for the benefit of the community, the land and its wildlife. Funding was provided towards site improvements, including an outdoor classroom, art installation and wildlife friendly landscaping. It will also be used to train volunteers and increase awareness through new publicity.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Hastings and Rother Mediation Hastings and Rother Mediation provide mediation to neighbours in dispute and are the only independent mediation service in the area providing mediation to local residents. Funding was provided to help towards maintaining and developing their intergenerational service by recruiting more volunteers.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Heathfield Partnership Trust Ltd The Heathfield Partnership Trust Started in 1995 and is a regeneration charity that works for the people of Heathfield and surrounding villages in order to improve their area and keep it vibrant. Funding was provided towards the running costs of their Wealden Works project; getting 16-24 year olds back into education, work or training.
28/02/2018 £4,742 Rotherfield St Martin RSM is an award winning community-led charity that prevents social isolation and loneliness in older people living in the Rotherfield Parish. Funding was provided to support the costs of an administrator to run their service.
28/02/2018 £2,000 Rye Community Centre Rye community Centre provides venue space and facilities for many organisations based around Rye. Funding was provided to improve disability access to the centre.
28/02/2018 £3,500 Somerset Centre Somerset Centre provides support and activities to sick and disabled residents in Brighton. Funding was provided towards their core costs.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre Olive Tree Cancer support aim to relieve the physical &/or mental distress of persons diagnosed with Cancer and their partners, families, friends and carers. They are setting up the new centre in Horsham and refurbishments and building work is ongoing. Funding was provided towards their core running costs at their new centre in Horsham.
28/02/2018 £10,000 Sara Lee Trust The Sara Lee Trust aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in Hastings and Rother, through the provision of specialist counselling and psychological support, creative and complementary therapies and therapeutic group activities. Funding was provided to support the costs associated with running their community therapy services, which provides home visits to patients who are unable to attend their therapy hubs.
28/02/2018 £22,360 Sussex Sailability Sussex Sailability enables disabled people to take part in the sport of sailing. This gives disabled people the opportunity to experience water-sports, learn to sail independently and take part in competitive sailing alongside able-bodied sailors at a club and national level. Funding was provided to replace and equip their safety boat.
28/02/2018 £4,904 Worthing Women's Aid Safe in Sussex provide refuge provision to women and their children fleeing domestic abuse enabling them to recover and live free from abuse. In the community they provide peer support programmes to women and deliver healthy relationship programmes into primary and secondary schools. Funding was provided to enable them to provide group and one to one support to children aged 5-13 years living in abusive households to build their self-esteem, enable them to have a voice and to talk about their experiences whilst providing healthy relationship education.
28/02/2018 £4,045 Lunch Positive Lunch Positive provides a locally unique service. This is a weekly HIV lunch club in Brighton for residents of Brighton & Hove and the wider areas of Sussex. Funding was provided to contribute towards project delivery costs of the HIV lunch club.
28/02/2018 £5,255 Jigsaw (South East) Ltd Jigsaw South East support children and young people who have been bereaved of a close family member or who have a family member with a life-limiting condition and a prognosis of 12 - 18 months. Funding was provided for 50% of the salary costs of their Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Youth Dream Youth Dream (Selsey) Limited offers a comprehensive range of multi-channel youth services for the community. It acts as a resource for young people living in their community providing advice and assistance, and organising programmes of physical, mental, educational and leisure time activities which enable young people to advance in life. Funding was provided towards the provision of after school and evening clubs, counselling, guidance and employment support for young people.
28/02/2018 £2,000 Arts Dream Selsey Arts Dream Selsey was founded in October 2012, as a voluntary arts organisation and is now a Charitable Company and aspires to promote, maintain improve and advance education and appreciation of the arts in all its forms among the people of Selsey and district community. Funding was provided to pay for a professional Music Therapist to deliver Arts Dream 'Sing Your Heart Out ' project as well as providing a contribution to core costs.
28/02/2018 £4,000 Rye and District Community Transport RDCT provides transport for the community in and around Rye, filling gaps in public transport provision. Funding was provided towards core running costs.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Rivers Learning Project Community Rivers supports vulnerable women, who due to social, economic or immigration status are unlikely to approach formal institutions. Funding was provided towards core costs.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Hangleton & West Blatchington Food Bank Hangleton & West Blatchington Food Bank's aim is to provide food and essential toiletries to individuals and families who find themselves in crisis. Funding was provided towards the cost of a part time Coordinator for the Foodbank (16 hours per week).
28/02/2018 £10,000 Age UK East Grinstead and District Age UK East Grinstead and District support around 500 older people across East Grinstead and surrounding rural villages. Funding was provided to enable them to develop their Outreach Service within the East Grinstead district through a Village Agent model, a conduit between older vulnerable, excluded people and community, statutory and voluntary groups that offers solutions to specific needs.
28/02/2018 £5,040 Hailsham Foodbank Hailsham Foodbank provide 3 days nutritionally balanced emergency food for local people in crisis who are referred to them by over 50 partner agencies. Funding was provided to support the costs of extending their service to those in need, addressing their 42% increase in users from Apr - Oct '17.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Enthum Foundation The Enthum Foundation provide accommodation, access to education, immigration and therapeutic support to UASC; unaccompanied asylum seeking children (boys) aged 16-18. Funding was provided towards the start up core costs of their flagship residential home, Enthum House, opening in Eastbourne in July 2018.
28/02/2018 £9,900 Marine Conservation Society Marine Conservation Society protects our seas, shores and marine life. Funding was provided to help them raise awareness of Kingmere Marine Conservation Zone through their website and permanent interactive signs along the seafront.
28/02/2018 £9,869 Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice Bureau Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice (ACCA) provides free, independent and confidential advice on rights and responsibilities and helps people with their everyday problems. Funding was provided to pay for an experienced advisor to see people referred by the energy efficiency worker and provide an income stabilisation and budgeting service in order to move people out of fuel poverty and make sure that they don't go back to it.
28/02/2018 £4,910 Hangleton & Knoll Project The Hangleton and Knoll Project are a Community Development and Youth Work organisation, which works in partnership with local residents to access and develop opportunities and resources and to make positive changes within the community. Funding was provided to support the Speak Our project, which seeks to engage with 60 young women 13-19yrs living in the West Area of Brighton.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Lighthouse Arts & Training Ltd Lighthouse is a not-for-profit arts and culture organisation working in the heart of Brighton for over 30 years. Funding was provided to support Viral, a development programme for young people with creative skills and ambition.
28/02/2018 £3,505 Pregnancy Options Centre Pregnancy Options Centre (formally Options Pregnancy Crisis Centre) was established in 1997. They provide free, unbiased, confidential counselling support for men and women, aged 14 upwards, who are facing unplanned pregnancy, post abortion or pregnancy loss difficulties. Funding was provided towards core costs and education resources.
28/02/2018 £4,750 Safety Net Safety Net works with communities to keep children and young people safe at home, school and in their neighbourhoods. Funding was provided to enable them to run workshops at schools for whole classes that support children with a range of safety issues (their Safety Rocks education programme): online safety, bullying and friendships, transition to secondary school.
28/02/2018 £8,500 St Anne's Trust St Anne's Trust support homeless men and women in Brighton through provision of a day centre. Funding was provided towards the costs of two full-time members of staff: the Centre Manager, and the Catering Manager.
28/02/2018 £10,000 St James' Trust (Seaford) Ltd St James Trust (Seaford) objects are to undertake voluntary work in education, to provide social services and a wide range of activities for Seaford and Newhaven. They provide and maintain a community centre and aim to build stronger communities to enhance peoples life and wellbeing. The community centre has undergone much refurbishment and repair and provides Seaford and Newhaven with a large, fit for purpose community centre but currently there is no disabled access to the second floor. Funding was provided for the installation of a new staircase and lift to improve access and to change a garage to a meeting/art room to expand the use of the centre.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Tarner Community Project Tarner Community Project is a community charity in the Tarner district of central Brighton, specifically tasked to support those experiencing especially high levels of deprivation. Funding was provided to support essential maintenance and improvements to their building and community kitchen garden.
28/02/2018 £4,700 Down Syndrome Development Trust Down Syndrome Development Trust (DSDT) is a charity that exists to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome. They provide vital services both locally to support individuals living with Down syndrome and their families on all aspects of the law, education, health and social care. Funding was provided towards staff costs and an online law course to enable them to further support parents and families and increase knowledge.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Pericles Theatre Company Pericles Theatre Company delivers high artistic standard performances with actors with and without learning disabilities. Funding was provided to support their new project 'The Promise of Everlasting Youth' and in particular for the costs for composing the music, the venue hire, the rehearsal/craft workshop space as well as advertising and marketing.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Shinewater Shaftesbury Centre Trust Shinewater Shaftsbury Centre provides free professional advice, counselling and support services to the Eastbourne community. Funding was provided towards the salary of a new post for senior counsellor (15hrs p/week).
28/02/2018 £3,296 Littlehampton Foodbank Littlehampton Foodbank was set up in 2014 to address the high deprivation and to provide much needed food parcels to locals in crisis. Funding was provided towards the salary of their Stock Co-ordinator.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Grow Project The Grow Project works with adults with mental health issues in the greater Brighton & Hove area. Funding was provided to enable the group to run 2 x 8 week courses called 'The Season'. Groups of 12 participants will travel from central Brighton to the National Trust’s Saddlecombe Farm or other locations in the South Downs and carry out a wide range of activities to suit mood, energy level, physical ability and interest.
28/02/2018 £3,858 South Downs Leisure South Downs Leisure is a charity and Community Leisure Trust, delivering sport and leisure facilities on behalf of Adur and Worthing Borough Councils. A grant was provided to cover the cost of running The GreenDreams community event, enabling a diverse range of activities, including environmental conservation workshops, interactive wildlife experiences and free mind body sessions including Tai Chi & Yoga .
28/02/2018 £50,000 Care for Veterans Care for Veterans provides long-term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to disabled ex-Service personnel from the RAF, Army, Royal Navy and auxiliary services. Funding was provided towards the costs of the design, installation and maintenance of a new Solar Panel System on their buildings.
28/02/2018 £9,790 Brighton Permaculture Brighton Permaculture Trust promotes sustainability, biodiversity and community cohesion and is the lead organisation managing Racehill Community Orchard. Funding was provided to allow Brighton Permaculture to expand and establish 6 traditional community orchards in or adjoining housing estates in East Brighton with local residents.
28/02/2018 £2,964 New Note Projects Funding was provided as a contribution towards the cost of running a weekly guitar group called New Note Strummers. This group is a New Note project designed for people who have complex needs, primarily around addiction but with mental and physical health needs.
28/02/2018 £6,000 Horsham Child Contact Centre Horsham Child Contact Centre provide a safe neutral venue for children to have contact with family members that they would otherwise not be able to have a consistent relationship with. Funding was provided mainly to cover salary costs but also for training.
28/02/2018 £9,890 Armada Trust The Armada Trust is a small charity supporting and promoting grassroots access to watersports for children and young people who have not had the chance to participate before. Funding was provided to support an innovative and engaging Rampion Schools Tour between April and September 2018, targeting 10 schools in the Rampion project area, with workshops delivered and led by one of their Trustees, local kitesurfer and international athlete Lewis Crathern.
28/02/2018 £6,797 extratime Extratime gives children and young people with severe and complex disabilities opportunities to play, socialise and try new things at fully inclusive out-of-school projects. Funding was provided to support their holiday playschemes for children aged 5-11 years, on a 1:1 basis, at venues in Brighton and Hove, and West Sussex.
28/02/2018 £10,000 Parents and Carers Support Organisation (PACSO) PACSO supports disabled children and their siblings (Young Carers) aged 0-25 across West Sussex; enabling parents to access much needed respite. Funding was provided towards the salary of their full time Play Manager.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Sussex Nightstop Plus Sussex Nightstop provides emergency accommodation to young people who are homeless. The accommodation is provided by volunteers in their own homes. They intervene at a time before statutory services are able to provide accommodation and when young people are most vulnerable to the dangers of living on the streets. Funding was provided to pay for volunteer costs.
28/02/2018 £5,000 Little Gate Farm Little Gate Farm supports adults and children with Learning Disabilities. They help vulnerable people develop skills which promote confidence, enterprise and employment skills. Funding was provided to train their support workers in Systematic Instruction – a method of helping learning disabled people to learn independently.
31/01/2018 £1,350 Arthritis Care Worthing and District Branch Arthritis Care (Worthing and District) empower people to help control their arthritis. They provide a programme of social activities, welfare, information, fundraising for our cause and personal support. They have monthly meetings enabling people to meet with others with the same condition. This funding will enable their disabled and less mobile members to attend their monthly meetings.
31/01/2018 £4,500 ENGAge Engage is a new Charity in East Sussex providing two rural community clubs: TN22 for people over 60; and TN22 Plus for those living in rural areas with dementia. Funding was provided to support a sessional freelance volunteer recruitment and support worker.
31/01/2018 £500 Brighton Pebbles Brighton Pebbles is a parent led charity for families with disabled children in Brighton & Hove. They are open to families affected by any disability but particularly those who find accessing mainstream activities difficult due to severe learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour. Funding was provided to support a weekly drop in session for families with disabled children at the Manor Gym and specifically to pay for healthy snacks for the sessions.
31/01/2018 £500 Safety Net Safety Net works with communities to keep children and young people safe at home, school and in their neighbourhoods. Funding was provided towards the costs of delivering safety and well-being sessions to parents at the Crew Club.
31/01/2018 £240 Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove The Carers Centre offers support and information to people who live in the Brighton & Hove area who provide unpaid care to a family member or friend. Funding was provided to support users of the garden to take a trip to Arundel Wetlands and wildlife Centre.
31/01/2018 £500 Trust for Developing Communities The Trust for Developing Communities are responsible for Community development, training and consultation across Brighton and Hove. Developing capacity and skills of members of communities so they are better able to identify and help meet their needs. Funding was provided to support a free sports and health festival aimed at young people in Moulseccomb and Bevendean but also young people from other areas in Brighton and Hove.
30/11/2017 £5,000 Cruse Bereavement Care- West Sussex Area Cruse Bereavement Care in West Sussex exists to promote the well being of bereaved adults, children and young people, helping them to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Funding was provided towards training new bereavement volunteers and their client information events.
31/10/2017 £4,499 Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester provide help and support to voluntary and community organisations based in or working in Arun and Chichester Districts to enable them to run strong and effective organisations. They also promote volunteering and encourage people to take up local volunteering opportunities. Funding was provided towards the costs of running of their Fundraiser Network in 2018.
31/10/2017 £1,000 Chichester Down Syndrome Support group The main aim of CDSSG is to provide speech therapy for our children when they need it. Funding was provided towards speech therapy and early intervention for all the children needing these services in 2018.
31/10/2017 £4,500 Community Advice, Support, Education (CASE) CASE is a community based charity that seeks to prevent and alleviate poverty in the City of Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas through the provision of: 1. Welfare rights advice, advocacy and support. 2. A social space offering free food, clothes and books. 3. Organising free educational and recreational events and outings. Funding was provided towards their Children's Christmas Party and pantomime trips.
31/10/2017 £7,000 Off The Fence Trust The Antifreeze centre, through the Off the Fence Trust, provides a safe space and welcoming place to connect with others in the community, and offers practical and emotional support for exiting homelessness. Funding was provided towards running costs.
31/10/2017 £5,000 Brighton PIP Ltd Brightpip offers community-based Infant Mental Health Services from conception to 2 yrs for parents & infants at risk, to boost parental confidence & develop safe secure attachments with their baby. Funding was provided to support a range of their activities including a Mellow Bumps Groups for high risk mums-to-be and a Baby Massage Group for parents with issues around attachment.
31/10/2017 £1,000 ARRCC (Activity, Respite, Rehabilitation Care Centre) RCC Theatre is a part of ARRCC, a charity offering a range of support, advice and training opportunities for physically and sensory impaired adults and those suffering from dementia, focusing on art activities and therapies. Funding was provided towards the cost of heating in the theatre.
31/10/2017 £3,602 Hangleton & Knoll 50+ Steering Group The Hangleton & Knoll 50+ Steering Group supports groups and activities to meet the needs of local 50+ residents. Funding was provided towards their Standing Tall exercise programme, and their SocialPing table tennis sessions.
31/10/2017 £5,000 Friends First Friends First empowers people to be equipped for employment. Funding was provided to enable them to deliver their 'Pathways to Employment' project, through volunteer mentor sessions and group therapeutic support.
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