who we support


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

Based in central Brighton, but covering all of Sussex, we prefer to help local community groups and look to keep in touch with their development and progress.

Here are a few of our recent grants…


Martlets Hospice Hove – 2019/20Grant

The Homity Trust are once again pleased to support the incredible Martlets team with a continuation of the annual grant for their Coffee morning project. These sessions are SO much more than coffee though! Operating on at least a monthly basis, these interactive on and off-site sessions are designed to develop the social support activities offered to their patients and carers using the Day services at the hospice. It is especially beneficial to those who have become socially isolated due to health and mobility issues. A broad range of activities will be offered from quizzes and guest speakers through to Beach holiday memories and a slap up fish & chip lunch! We anticipate a lot of fun generally and look forward to our next visit…..


The Clocktower Sanctuary

The Homity Trust provide a regular grant to this fantastic facility in central Brighton. This funding enables more young people to visit the day centre and use the numerous support services on offer.

During 2019 the centre is planning a major overhaul of its 1st floor day centre and Homity are very pleased to be able to offer financial support towards this. Our trustees will also consider providing further funds throughout the year as it heads towards completion, particularly in the kitchen area where much social interaction (and cooking) takes place.

The Clocktower Sanctuary delivers the only drop in service providing all round information, advice and support to homeless young people under 25 in Brighton. Here they can engage with their peers and access visiting agencies free of worry. It really is an oasis in the centre of our city and has such an energetic and positive vibe with wonderful staff.


Whitehawk foodbank

UPDATE Into 2019.

So after planning to stay a year and set up the operation we bid farewell to Doug, the inspiration behind the foodbank. After 4 years of hard work and involvement we are really amazed at the structure and efficiency that he created for the foodbank team and we wish Doug well in his ‘retirement/holidays’. We now welcome Richard and look forward to continuing are relationship with added financial support. In the short term this will be through the regular provision of funds allowing the employement of a foodbank manager who will grow community links and outreach. Along with Kate and all the volunteers we are glad to be able to provide our support through 2019, their 4th year of operation.

Keep up the great and so much needed work.

Easthill Park cafe – Portslade


Our Trustees also visited the upgraded tiny, but perfectly formed new ‘training’ kitchen room in Portslade. Under the leadership of John and Fresh Start Sussex, this community hub will be used for community gatherings and events. This includes training 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 also be taught. It’s a delightful, laid back setting and Homity were very pleased to fund these changes to benefit locals. John also runs more formal cafe training for youngsters looking to get a foot in the catering trade – here’s some Barista instruction in action! Great tea, cakes and ice cream are available too!

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!).

Fun In Action For Children

Summer 2019.

The Homity Trust provide funds to this wonderful Brighton based charity, most recently to help with a new advertising push for suitable local befrienders. This small group helps provide and train volunteer befrienders for disadvantaged Brighton & Hove based 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.