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Rye Fund.

The Rye Fund at Sussex Community Foundation was formed in September 2008, an endowment fund of which an agreed percentage of the annual interest accrued is used to make grants to charities and community groups that benefit the local community.

Grants are available for not-for-profit groups set up specifically to benefit local residents in Rye, with smaller clubs particularly encouraged to apply.

Fund Criteria.

Applicants must have a presence in the town itself or within a 6 mile radius.

The fund gives grants of up to £2,000 for projects or organisations that:

  • Improve social, cultural and educational provision in Rye and district
  • Promote the well-being and viability of the market town of Rye as a sustainable social and economic hub of the surrounding community
  • Improve and maintain the built environment of Rye

Apply now.

Apply via our Main grants application form. Before you start on our application form, make sure you read our full guidance on applying.

You can apply for a Main grant of up to £10,000, of which up to £2,000 may be supported by the Rye Fund. This fund gives grants once per year, in line with the September Main grants deadline.

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Get in Touch.

We’re here to provide the support you need to make applying for our funding as easy as possible. If you have any questions about this guidance or our application process, please get in touch with our friendly grants team. You can contact us via email or by calling 01273 409440.

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