who we support

 

The Homity Trustees have no fixed agenda on awarding grants, just a commitment to provide financial support to those causes where a small amount will make a big difference.

Based in central Brighton we prefer to help local community groups, and look to keep in touch with their development.

Here are a few of our recent grants…

 

Easthill Park cafe – Autumn update

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We have recently funded a couple of ‘pop up’ gazebos to allow John “Mr Portslade’ to run events outside the cafe and further afield. Here’s the first one, looks like it just needs a cuppa and some cake (both available!).

Our Trustees  visited the tiny, but perfectly formed new ‘training’ room in Portslade. Under the leadership of John and Fresh Start Sussex, this community hub will be used to train the more silver haired among us to get onto the web so that important sites like EBay, Facebook, BBC sports etc can be used! Additionally more valid training on legal forms, online banking, Skype etc will be taught too. It’s a delightful, laid back setting and Homity were very pleased to fund the hardware to benefit locals – great tea, cakes and ice cream too!

Whitehawk foodbank

UPDATE April 2017.

Unfortunately, due to a 50% growth in users over the last year, specific food shortages have been identified. Homity will release a further extraordinary grant to cover these.

Following an on-site meeting with our trustees, a new issue of women’s sanitary products and general toiletries was identified as missing from the weekly supply of essentials. We were able to act quickly and have set up a separate regular grant to cover this basic need. This has received National press coverage, see this Guardian piece https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/dec/12/period-poverty-call-to-tackle-the-hidden-side-of-inequality
Doug and his team are running a fantastic service from the St Cuthman’s centre and also provide specialists in other areas to help with benefits, debt management, energy supply etc, and a very good cuppa and biscuit too!

The Bridge Community Education Centre

The Homity Trust provide a regular grant to this fantastic facility in Moulsecoomb. This funding enables more people to regularly attend the numerous courses and support services on offer.

Our most recent grants have

– helped support the great work of the adult reading group and funded much needed new materials

– enabled an update to the ageing IT system

The Bridge delivers practical and leisure courses and workshops, some of which are subsidised to benefit the surrounding community and those on benefits. They also offer learning and job related advice, as well as practical one-to-one sessions dealing with key issues such as literacy and money management.

www.thebridgebrighton.com/

Fun In Action For Children

The Homity Trust provide funds to this wonderful Brighton based charity. This small group helps provide volunteer befrienders for disadvantaged children from 5-16 and shows them that a really positive future is out there. We always look forward to hearing more about the various matches and the journey of those supported.

http://www.funinaction.org.uk/

Martlets Hospice Hove

The Homity Trust are pleased to support the incredible Martlets Hospice in Hove where a grant has enabled the equipping of a relaxation and pamper suite. This facility is now open and is already helping those with life threatening or terminal illnesses (and their carers) relieve stress and promote a positive body image. A massively important facility and something we are proud to be involved with.

http://www.themartlets.org.uk