Small-grants applications open!(June 11, 2013)
FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY INTEREST GROUPS
Run a football or youth club? Want to organise a trip for local residents or put on an event in East Brighton? East Brighton Trust (EBT) is giving community groups up to £300 and is now open to applications.
If you have a community group, or are thinking of starting one for residents based in Bates, Higher Bevendean, Manor Farm, Moulsecoomb, Saunders Park and Whitehawk, apply by the 30th June 2013 for consideration.
The East Brighton Trust supports resident interest groups twice a year with it’s grants and in March helped nearly 30 groups across East Brighton, including a gardening group, an amateur boxing club, a science club at a primary school, resident coach trips, a family well-being event and a girls football club.
“The Kemptown Gardening Club were delighted to receive a generous grant of £300 to help pay for the provision of hanging baskets in its three streets – Princes Terrace, Bristol Street and Bennett Road, enjoyed by the street’s 400 residents, visitors and others passing through the area. The club organises fundraising events to help pay for the hanging baskets, which is a great way to bring neighbours together and maintain a sense of community. Our club was started in 1994 and is an important feature of our neighbourhood identity.” James Gilderoy (Treasurer, Kemp Town Gardening Club)
The EBT use profits from a number of properties it owns to fund their small-grants programme, which is exclusively for the benefit of residents in the East Brighton area.
“The £9,000 funding awarded so far this year has helped ensure there was a music stage at the Bates Estate Family Fun Day, support for the Robert Lodge Pensioners Group and more. From the feedback we’ve been getting it’s great to see that the Trust grants make a real difference to our local communities and will hopefully continue aiding social and economic regeneration in East Brighton.” Warren Carter (Resident of Moulsecoomb and Chair of East Brighton Trust)