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…


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 2018.

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.


Whitehawk foodbank

UPDATE Spring 2018.

A recent site visit to the foodbank with one of our lovely trustees, once again showed our funds in action. Doug and his fantastic team were as ever in full on, but calm efficiency mode delivering more weekly items than ever. The St.Cuthmans site provides a really friendly welcome with various specialists also available to offer advice on non food issues, a great proactive service.

Doug and Justine

After 4 years of involvement we are really amazed at the structure and efficiency that the foodbank team have created and are glad to be able to continue our financial support through 2018.

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.

Our most recent individual grants have;

– Allowed the fitting of a new entrance hallway hardwearing floor covering.

– provided much needed funding for the young homeless Crisis Fund.

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.


Martlets Hospice Hove – 2018/19 Grant

The Homity Trust are once again pleased to support the incredible Martlets team with a new 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…..