Round five: Autumn 2019

Name Amount £ Project 
Age UK East Sussex 20,000 Age Concern East Sussex is the main county-wide organisation supporting local older people. It is independent, locally-focused and led by the needs of those in later life. This funding will help to buy electric gardening vans throughout Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford to support their popular and successful gardening and recycling services for older people. Part of the grant will be used for project management and service coordination.


Care for Veterans 24,343 Care for Veterans provides long-term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to disabled ex-Service personnel from the RAF, Army, Royal Navy and auxiliary service. Funding will enable them to purchase an electric mini-ambulance (Nissan eNV-200) – a wheelchair adapted vehicle to replace their ageing, inefficient diesel mode. This project is part of an on-going Green Project.


City Gate Community Projects (Fareshare Project) 5,000 City Gate Community Projects runs FareShare Sussex which redistributes surplus food from the food industry to local charities and community groups that support vulnerable people, such as food banks. Funding is to cover some of the core costs to deliver the service (staff and volunteer costs, warehouse rental costs, van rental and fuel etc).


Creative Waves Community Arts 8,656 Creative Waves designs and delivers inspiring community projects. Through creative activities that promote well-being through participation, the group works to improve public spaces. Their colourful artwork on Worthing Pier contributed to winning Pier of the Year 2019. They will commission a bespoke recycling bin, in the shape of a 5ft high giant fish head. The see-through metal sculpture will be a fully functioning recycling bin, installed on the seafront East of Worthing Pier. It will also be moved to Lancing and, in addition, an exhibition will inform the public about the need to reduce waste.


Dial-a-Ride Southern Service 24,199 Dial-a-Ride Southern provides a service to those in the local community who, for various reasons, cannot use or access mainstream transport. This funding will replace one ageing diesel minibus with a new more eco-efficient Eru 6 mini-bus and two fully electric wheelchair accessible vehicles.


Feedback 10,000 This funding will enable a continuation and expansion of the Sussex Gleaning Network’s activity. Their work in Sussex takes volunteers to farms and orchards to salvage fresh, surplus vegetables and fruit which otherwise would go to waste.


Hut 34 5,000 Hut34 provides an educational, therapeutic space, filled with sensory and interactive sculpture, aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at children and young adults with learning and physical disabilities and adults with dementia. This funding will enable HUT34 to purchase a sustainable power setup.


Low Carbon Trust 10,000 Low Carbon Trust is a community organisation delivering environmental projects with the objective of tackling climate change. This funding would enable them to increase the subsidy of their environmental education programme for local schools based at the Earthship Brighton. Priority will be given to schools in areas of higher deprivation, including Whitehawk, Moulescoomb, Woodingdean and Coldean.


Moulsecoomb Forest Garden & Wildlife Project 9,600 Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project work in one of the city’s most deprived neighbourhoods, primarily with young people struggling in the classroom and adults with learning disabilities. They offer an outdoor education in a natural environment, a chance to learn new skills, gain qualifications and, importantly, to feel part of a supported community. This funding will enable the project to reach more pupils, including working with them out-of-hours when they show real potential or need extra tutoring to pass a qualification, or simply need a safe space.


Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust 18,993 This funding will assist in delivering the objectives of the Heritage-funded EPIC Project to create a high quality accessible area of green space, specifically a new River Trail and 6.9 hectares of hand sown wildflower meadows, providing unrestricted access to a historically private landholding.


Shoreham Sailing Club 10,000 Shoreham Sailing Club offers dinghy sailing to members from the local community. Based on Shoreham Beach and a base for the Adur Sailing Club and Lancing Scouts, this funding is for a new safety boat with the capacity to accommodate people in a sheltered space, providing a dry, stable and safe platform for those rescued and those they are trying to assist.


StepUpTech 2,500 StepUpTech uses learning and the application of knowledge in a developing world context to engage its beneficiaries. The entire programme engages young people with ‘sustainable technologies’. This funding will provide workshops for young people to engage in STEM – from building smokeless stoves using readily available sustainable materials (clay) to educating deforestation by creating more efficient methods of biomass for cooking with (briquettes and rocket stoves), and using modern technologies to capture energy from waste heat.


Steyning Community Hub 17,200 Steyning Community Hub provides community facilities in the local area and one of the primary users of the facility are Steyning Town community FC who use the pitch for their 400 players  every evening. This funding will be used to provide new LED floodlights for the facility which will sit on top of the existing floodlight poles. The pitch is in use six nights per week and the current halogen floodlights are very expensive to run and cause a lot of light pollution for local residents.


Surf Solace 1,250 Surf Solace provides free sea-based activities to improve young people’s mental health and well-being. They educate young people about the environment, the ocean and provide recreational and leisure opportunities to improve the conditions of their lives. This funding will be used to purchase ten sets of wetsuit gloves and boots, rash boots and dry robes for participants attending their courses.


Sussex Community Development Association 20,000 Sussex Community Development Association delivers a range of projects to meet the needs of the community across East Sussex. This funding is part of a wider bid to build a new youth centre and this grant will support the energy efficiency, conservation and sustainability elements of the new centre – namely, insulation, cladding, air source heat pump and underfloor heating system.


Transition Town Worthing 10,000 The aims of Transition Town Worthing are to enable Worthing and its surrounding areas to become a more sustainable community, through protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development. The project provides Eco Houses and opportunities for residents and visitors to see practical examples of sustainable living. This funding will provide project management, recruitment of volunteers, production of a colour brochure, press and publicity and video production.


We Are FoodPioneers CIC 9,970 We Are Food Pioneers is a Worthing based social enterprise with a mission to enable food-based experiences and events. This funding will support the Worthing Honey Collective to address the severe decline in pollinators in the area by proactively introducing more pollinators to the town. Volunteer bee keepers will become community experts in looking after honeybee hives.