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Helping Sussex communities thrive

An introduction to our grants.

Sussex Community Foundation is a registered charity that exists to make Sussex a fairer and more equal place. We do this by enabling local people to support local causes and making grants to small charities and voluntary groups working in communities across Sussex.

Our grants help to address disadvantage and deprivation and build resilience across Sussex. We particularly welcome applications from organisations led by and supporting people from, underrepresented communities. And those from small-to-medium-sized community groups.

How to apply.

Find out our current grants open for applications and how to apply for funding from Sussex Community Foundation.

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Check you’re eligible.

Before you start an application, check you’re eligible to apply for our funding.

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“Thank you for your amazing support. We are delighted to be a recipient of a grant as it enables us to continue to meet the needs of this highly vulnerable group of women, who are often marginalised and ignored. We are pleased that Sussex Community Foundation recognises this need, it has made such a difference to know we have organisations like the Foundation rooting for us.”


“We are extremely grateful for the funding that we receive. Every penny directly benefits those who are struggling in poverty in our local community.”

Rye Food Bank
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