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  1. East Brighton's Wellesley FC was set up back in July 2012 when Wellesley Wealth Advisory teamed up with Albion in the Community, Brighton and Hove Albion’s charity arm, to sponsor the creation and development of 2 football teams, which play in the Sussex Sunday Youth league. 

    Also, known as East Brighton Community Football Club, the project enables over 60 young men in Whitehawk to play competitive football and offers them access to coaching and support with qualified coaches as well as a minibus which takes them to away fixtures.

    The club consists of an under-16 and under-18 team, and is one of only 4 community teams nationwide run by clubs in the football league. It marks the first time that Albion in the Community has been directly involved in running a competitive side.

    Richard Rochford, director of Wellesley Wealth Advisory, said of the boys in the Argus last year " It has been fascinating to watch how the discipline of sport has had a positive effect on their behaviour both on and off the field."

    This year, East Brighton Trust were delighted to be able to help them out with a grant to pay for the team to take a trip all the way up for a match at Anfield! 

    Check out these snaps of the team on the pitch and in the changing rooms, and if you're interested in finding out more or getting involved, look them up on the Wellesley Football Club Facebook Page

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    everton 2nd game

    anfield dressing room

  2. Not to be deterred by the rain, the Easter bunny paid a visit to the Bates Estate this Bank Holiday Monday for an Easter Fun Day!

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    An Easter egg hunt was organised at Moulsecoomb Hall by the Bates Estate Residents Association and after finding one of the hidden plastic eggs, local children could exchange them for an egg of the chocolate variety!

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    Pupils at Moulsecoomb school helped make posters for the event and a grant from the East Brighton Trust went towards the cost of the Easter egg prizes, hiring the hall and refreshments. 

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    Dozens of children came along with their families to take part in the egg hunt and for a disco in the hall and Brian Simmons of the Residents Association said "We thought our Halloween event was a success, but this has been even better!" 

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  3. We're delighted to have awarded small grants to 36 local organisations under our June 2013 Small Grants funding round. Click the links to the project name to read more about them...

    Pots of Talent 

    East Brighton Community Football Club

    50 Plus Tai Chi Group

    Jubilee Court Tenants Association

    Mad Hatters

    Rwandan Youth Information Community (community based postal address)

    Gladrags Community Costume Resource

    Wellesley's FC (based in Shoreham)

    Albion in the Community (Amex)

    THE ORCHARDS SOCIAL CLUB

    St. Andrew's Church

    Trades4aid

    East Brighton Outdoor Volleyball

    Brighton Spinning Group

    Concordia International Volunteers (Portslade)

    Metamorphosis Art Group

    Flamenco and Spanish Group

    The Whitehawk Inn

    East Moulsecomb T & RA

    Parent support group

    St Mark's CE Primary School

    East Brighton Hedgerow Dyers

    Bristol Nurseries Residents Association

    Clowd Nine

    Forward Facing (BN2 9)

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    Whitehawks FC Youth & Community - Read how the youth squad benefitted from our random act of kindness

    Vocal Explosion Choir

    The Stanmer Dye Garden

    Tuesday Lunch Club

    Whitehawk Community Food Project

    Whitehawk Crafties

    whitehawk primary school 

    Superdads, Whitehawk

    Families Network Coffee Morning

    Whitehark Mixed Martial Arts