New Trust Fund launches with Sussex Community Foundation

East Brighton Trust, based in Moulsecoomb, Brighton has formed a new partnership with Sussex Community Foundation to run its community grant-giving programme. 

The  East Brighton Trust Fund supports charities and community groups running projects or events that benefit people who live in East Brighton. 

The East Brighton area is defined as Bates Estate, Higher Bevendean, Manor Farm, Moulsecoomb, Saunders Park, Bristol Estate, Craven Vale, and Whitehawk and grants of up to £500 can be awarded.

Since 2008, East Brighton Trust has given out over £400,000 helping fund everything from school minibuses to local festivals, OAP trips, gardening groups, children’s playgroups and sports clubs.

“We own a number of properties in East Brighton, including the Westergate Business Centre and The Bevy Pub and use income generated from these assets to support our grant making programmes,” said Sean Hambrook, Chief Executive of East Brighton Trust. “We are delighted to be working with Sussex Community Foundation to support our grant-giving”.

Sussex Community Foundation is an experienced and trusted grant-giving organisation, having awarded more than £9 million in grants to groups across Sussex over the past ten years,” said the Foundation’s Chief Executive Kevin Richmond. “We believe that supporting local people to help themselves is the best way to bring about long term change in communities and we are delighted to be working with the East Brighton Trust to achieve that.”

The next grants deadline is Friday 15th July 2016. You can download the grants criteria and application form at www.sussexgiving.org.uk/EBT or for more information, call the Grants team at Sussex Community Foundation on 01273 409440.