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Therapeutic gardening project 05 Jul 2017

The aims of Refugees Welcome - Crawley are to encourage a positive narrative about refugees in Crawley, to welcome Syrian people who are resettled in the town and to welcome refugees living in the town or passing through the town. Funding was provided to reimburse volunteers for petrol and for garden tools and compost, seeds and materials to make raised beds.

Grant to Bentswood Community Partnership 14 Jul 2017

Bentswood Community Partnership aim to develop the capacity and skills of the members of the socially and economically disadvantaged community of the Bentswood Ward in Haywards Heath. Funding was provided towards the costs of running a 12 week youth diversion project, in particular towards the costs associated with engaging a youth worker for this period.

Grant to Deaf Cultural Outreach Group 14 Jul 2017

DCOG aim to promote the Deaf identity positively; create opportunities; strengthen the community; and to provide community-led services in British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf culture. Funding was provided to cover a wide range of organisational costs in order to increase capacity and capability.

Grant to Nutley Parochial Church Council (Village Lunch Club and Coffee Pop In) 14 Jul 2017

Nutley Parochial Church Council runs a monthly Village Lunch which is open to everyone in the local community, but which mainly attracts those over retirement age. Funding was provided towards the costs of installing acoustic panels in the ceiling to reduce the echoing in the building, making conversation much easier, especially for the elderly and hard of hearing.

Grant to Community Minibus Association (West Sussex) 14 Jul 2017

The Community Minibus Association (West Sussex) operates transport services for West Sussex residents who are unable to reasonably use public transport. Funding was provided to help with the purchase of two replacement minibuses.

Grant to Autism Support and Awareness Promotion 05 Jul 2017

ASAP raise awareness about autism within black and minority ethnic communities, and provide mutual support and information to BME families with autistic children. Funding was provided to support 3 monthly gatherings of their members and a workshop on autism and relating to an autistic child.

Grant to iContact 10 Aug 2017

iContact are a dynamic Lewes-based, community-led support group for the families of children and young people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). Funding was provided to support the organisation to continue their work in supporting families. They also plan to build a kids led forum and connect with a range of local arts facilities to make arts and culture more accessible for people with autism.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: Sussex Community Foundation
Recipient: iContact

Grant to Sussex Syrian Community Group 20 Nov 2017

Sussex Syrian Community Group are run by and for Syrian people living in Sussex. Funding was provided to enable the group to run weekly advice drop-in sessions, free and English classes and a weekly music school for children.

Youth Legacy Team 17 Nov 2017

The Russell Martin Foundation is a registered charity that works to impact positively upon the lives of children and young people through sport, education and opportunity. Funding was provided to support the development of the RMF Youth Legacy Team.

Amount: £2,500
Funder: Sussex Community Foundation
Recipient: Russell Martin Foundation

Grant to 1414 (Crowborough) Sqn Air Training Corps 17 Nov 2017

Crowborough Sqn Air Training Corps help young people learn discipline, communication skills, first aid skills and leadership. Funding was provided for a flight simulator.

Grant to Auntie Val’s Kitchens Community Interest Company 17 Nov 2017

Auntie Val’s Kitchens Community Interest Company produces a range of Jams, marmalade chutneys and pickles. Their workforce consists of a variety of people of all ages with a range of disabilities, as well people in need of work experience or training, social integration, numeracy & literacy skills and much more. Funding was provided towards the cost of purchasing an automated labelling machine.

Grant to Peasmarsh Flying Start Pre-School 19 Oct 2017

Peasmarsh Flying-Start Pre-School’s charitable objectives are; 1. To advance the Pre-School education of appropriately aged children in Peasmarsh and the surrounding/local area by providing a safe, stimulating and appropriate environment for learning. 2. To encourage parents and/or carers to take an active part in the activities of the Pre-School. Funding was provided for Forest School project equipment

Grant to BrightonSoup 17 Nov 2017

Brighton Soup is a platform for small local projects to pitch for seed-funding in a uniquely social, interactive community setting. Funding was provided for administrative support, trustee training, room hire and monitoring.

Amount: £4,618
Funder: Sussex Community Foundation
Recipient: BrightonSoup

Grant to Justlife Foundation 20 Nov 2017

The Artist Collective is for people who are homeless who make art and also artists who want to make art as part of a supportive community-centred around those experiencing homelessness. This mix of artists aims to broaden horizons, bridge gaps and open doors across communities.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: Sussex Community Foundation
Recipient: Justlife Foundation

Grant to Disability Pride Brighton 20 Nov 2017

Britain's first Disability Pride Event was held in Brighton on 9th July 2017, running alongside other international Disability Pride events in New York and Italy. Funding was provided towards the cost of running this event again in 2018.

Amount: £2,000
Funder: Sussex Community Foundation
Recipient: Disability Pride Brighton

Grant to 50+ Tai Chi Group 17 Oct 2017

The 50+ Tai Chi Group offers weekly Chi Kung and Tai Chi 37 classes to older people leaving in East Brighton. Funding was provided towards their overall running costs.

Amount: £500
Funder: Sussex Community Foundation
Recipient: 50+ Tai Chi Group

Creative conversations 17 Nov 2017

Art in Mind uses art to raise awareness of mental health issues experienced by young people. Funding was provided to support 30 volunteers aged 16-25 in designing and delivering art workshops about mental health issues to 100 children ages 11-18

Amount: £4,818
Funder: Sussex Community Foundation
Recipient: Art in Mind

Youth Steering Group (working title) 17 Nov 2017

AudioActive is a ground-breaking music organisation, working with young people, at the meeting point of technology and contemporary urban culture. Funding was provided towards establishing a regular youth steering group with representatives from each of Audioactive's programmes.

Amount: £4,980
Funder: Sussex Community Foundation
Recipient: Audio Active

Grant to Bridge Education Centre 17 Nov 2017

The Bridge is a community education centre in Moulsecoomb working to empower adults experiencing disadvantage and social isolation. 'Age-venture' is a peer network, a lunch club and a holistic programme of activities - designed to empower over 65's to access and explore what adventure means to them. Funding was provided to support their running costs.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: Sussex Community Foundation
Recipient: Bridge Education Centre

Speak Out East 12 Oct 2017

Brighton & Hove Speak Out supports adults with learning disabilities to speak up and be heard about the things that matter to them. Funding was provided to support activities and workshops at the Drop-In from Christmas through to Summer 2018.