Once again our Trustees have managed to meet remotely to assess our continuing COVID-19 crisis response and the best new community focused grants applications that are becoming viable as lockdown receeds further. Under these continuing, challenging circumstances, £17k of new funds were agreed across various sectors operating in Sussex. A particular strand was the elderly and dementia causes. They also took the decision to award a third significant sum to the Sussex Crisis fund – Support & Recovery phase allowing focussed support to sectors recognised as the most needy as we unlock. Another creative and decisive session which we hope puts our funds to where they are most needed right now.
A selection of the new groups we are now pleased to be supporting:
- Act on It
- Pick Your Own
- Dementia Support
We were also able to offer new funding to a few previous groups allowing them to continue and expand their amazing work. Take a bow PLOT22 allotment, Marlets Hospice wellbeing sessions and the amazing Bevy meals on wheels service. A small but much needed sum was also agreed for Jumping Beans pre-school activity garden in Eastbourne.
Our next physical grants meeting is scheduled to take place in October 2021. (application deadline is 30th September 2021).