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Rampion Community Benefit Fund Surpasses £2 Million Milestone in Community Giving

The Rampion Community Benefit fund is managed by Sussex Community Foundation and gives money towards projects which enhance communities and support the environment.

In the last seven years, the fund has supported 187 projects in Sussex with more than £2 million in grants. This year’s impact report shows that £200,000 was awarded to 27 projects in 2023.

"In both 2023 and in 2024 we are particularly pleased to be able to allocate £100,000 for capital projects, improving community and charity buildings with renewable energy solutions and energy conservation initiatives. This focus ensures that charities and community groups can use more of their vital funds to directly support their local communities while reducing their carbon impact."

Katie Scanlan, Rampion stakeholder and Visitor Centre Manager

Projects that benefited from the funding last year include Fareshare’s Electric Bike Research Project which received £10,000 to test using more electric bikes to deliver food to community groups across Brighton and Hove.

"We are thrilled to be adding to our e-bike delivery fleet to serve the 78 community groups we deliver to in Brighton and Hove. As an environmental charity, it is critical that we keep reviewing our own impact to reduce our carbon emissions."

Dan Slatter, Chief Executive of FareShare Sussex & Surrey

Several other initiatives gained funding including a family clothing recycling project, community building energy upgrades, a church and community events focusing on the climate and cost of living.

"Through the Rampion Fund, we aim to help charities and community groups to reduce their energy bills long-term, encourage investment in renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions."

Kevin Richmond, CEO Sussex Community Foundation

More than a million people in Sussex have benefited from the fund so far, which covers projects in the region from Littlehampton Harbour in the west to Beachy Head in the east, and up to the A272 near Twineham in the north.

Find out more about the Rampion Community Benefit Fund here.

Published on 26th Apr 2024

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