• Funding for young people


      Are you part of a school or community group that could do with some extra money? Do you have a great idea for a project and just need the funds to make it happen? Here are some funding organisations that you can apply to for money.

      Young Roots

      If you are aged 11 to 25 and would like to do a project about the history of your local community, you could apply for a Young Roots fund.

      Young Roots give between £10,000 and £50,000 for heritage projects. You will need to work with a heritage organisation, like a museum, library or wildlife trust, but you will be leading the project.

      Find out more at Heritage Lottery Fund – Young Roots.

      Sussex Community Foundation

      The Sussex Community Foundation gives money to community and voluntary groups in Sussex, like scout groups or art clubs. Any group can apply and smaller community based groups are especially welcome. Most grants are for under £1,000 but you could get up to £5,000.

      Find our more at Sussex Community Foundation

      Awards for All

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      Would you like to raise money for a project for your school or community group to improve where you live or make people healthier and more active? If so, you can apply for an Awards for All grant.

      Grants are between £300 and £10,000 and can pay for projects such as forming a youth club to give you something to do in the evenings.

      Find out more at Awards for All

      Sport England Small Grants

      You can apply for a Sport England Small Grant if you are a member of a not-for-profit sports club, or if you would like to get some funding to set up some sports activities at your school or youth club.

      Apply for a grant between £300 and £10,000 for projects such as improving your football pitch or buying new equipment for your community gym.

      Find out more at Sport England – Small Grants Programme

      For more information

      Find out what other funds are available for young people by visiting the Funding pages East Sussex County Council

      or contact the External Funding team

      Email: external.funding@eastsussex.gov.uk
      Phone: 01273 482 859, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm