Community Trust celebrates awarding over £500,000 to good causes

A community trust is celebrating this week after giving half a million pounds to good causes. The East Brighton Trust is holding a party this Friday, 10th March, to celebrate the milestone, reached after almost a decade of work in the area. The event will be held at community pub The Bevy and will showcase a number of projects the trust has funded over the years.

Through its grants scheme, the Trust has helped fund events and activities helping transform communities in East Brighton. These are as diverse as local festivals, community gardens and youth clubs all the way to dance troupes, art classes and counselling services.

Trust directors and staff will be joined by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove Councillor Pete West to meet groups who have benefitted from East Brighton Trust grants. Performances from talented local people will be headlined by the Youth Poets vs MCs, a group of local youngsters who will battle it out in the spoken word skills of poetry and rap.

Party guests will have the chance to dress up and have their photo taken in the Gladrags community costume photobooth, and will be treated to food prepared by the community chef and local children. Attendees are also invited to bring along photos showing their memories of Bevendean to be archived for the Bevy Past, present and future project.

Sean Hambrook, Director, East Brighton Trust, says “We’re very proud to be hosting this party to celebrate giving half a million pounds to the East Brighton community, and to showcase some of the amazing talent in this part of the city. It’s so exciting to see the difference that our grants make to people’s lives. We are continually overwhelmed at the amazing people and projects that are doing such impressive things in East Brighton. We’re delighted to have funded groups and activities for everyone from toddlers to pensioners, covering all interests from education to sports and the arts and much more. We’re really looking forward to the celebration party, and to funding even more wonderful initiatives in the area over the coming years.”

The Trust are looking for potential new collaborations and partnerships and are encouraging local people and groups to get in touch if they have an idea for a project that will enhance the wellbeing of people in the area.

To find out more, visit www.eastbrightontrust.org.uk

To see recently funded projects, please visit: www.eastbrightontrust.org.uk/recently-funded-projects.html