who we support


The Homity Trustees have no fixed agenda on awarding grants, just a commitment to provide financial support where a need is identified. We will only award funds after careful consideration and due diligence by our Grants Committee, to formally registered groups 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 to improve quality of life and social inclusion for their end users, and to be kept in touch with their development and progress stemming from the use of the grant.

Here are a few of our successful and on-going recipients…

Whitehawk foodbank


We are really pleased to have been able to react quickly in providing emergency additional funding to help with the immediate need for extra food and hygiene supplies. This will help Richard and his team offer increased support to those in real need at this difficult time. The Trustees have also agreed to provide similar extra grants to The Bevy community hub and The Real Junk Food Co, both providing urgent food deliveries to those at most risk and and isolating in the East Brighton area.

Keep up the great and so much needed work.

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.


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!).