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Other Brighton & Hove City Council Grants
As well as grants delivered by the council's Communities Team, the council administers a number of other grants to community groups and local residents. Listed below is a selection of these grants. If the grant you require is not listed, please search our a-z of services.
The following information is also available to download as a file entitled 'Granted' [PDF 109KB].
Grants for the Voluntary and Community Sector
A selection of other Brighton & Hove City Council Grants
- Grants to Local Business
- Charitable Trusts Funds
- Carers Grant - Spot Purchase Budget
- Student Support
- Home Energy Efficiency
- Private Sector Housing and Independent Living
- Housing Revenue Account
- City Sports and Physical Activity Grant
Information & advice on funding to support local projects and work with organisations across Europe and internationally, to address mutual problems and common themes of interest. Most of the funding that can be accessed is EU funding. Key bidding opportunities include Interreg IVa (joint projects with French, Belgian and/or Dutch partners) and ESF Community Grants (up to £12,000).The Interreg IVa programme area is much larger than previously with an increased budget but also more potential competition for grants. There are deadlines for other EU funding programmes throughout the year in areas such as vocational training, adult education, youth, culture environment and community safety. Grants can vary from paying travel and accommodation costs for an initial meeting, to much larger sums depending on the project and grants scheme.
For further information contact the International Team on (01273) 292622.
City Early Years and Childcare
City, Early Years and Childcare (CEYC) are part of the Brighton and Hove Children and Families Service. Its role is to ensure that all children and young people in the city have the best possible start in life, so that everyone has the opportunity to fulfill their potential whatever that might be. City Early Years and Childcare works with providers across the city to ensure that there is sufficient childcare for parents to work or train. It provides support to childcare providers, including advice around sustainability. There are some grants available for eligible providers who meet established criteria.
For more information, please contact the Childcare Business Development Manager on (01273) 294260.
Some funding is also available for qualification courses for childcare staff in eligible non maintained Ofsted-registered childcare settings in Brighton & Hove.
For more information, please contact the CEYC Childcare Workforce Development Team on (01273) 294263
Discretionary Rate Relief
Charities and not-for-profit organisations that are liable to pay business rates may apply for discretionary rate relief. Please note that due to limited funds awards may be capped. For further information please contact the Business Rates Team on (01273) 291981.
Grants to Local Business
For information on current grant schemes for businesses and general advice on finance contact Business Link on 0845 600 9006. www.businesslink.gov.uk
Charitable Trusts Funds
EducationSmall awards made to residents of Brighton & Hove (normally living in the city for at least two years) under the age of 25 to assist with certain costs such as books, instruments, travel and clothing relating to study. Meetings are held in April and October each year and any applications should be received by the end of March and September respectively. Further information is available from Children's Services Finance on (01273) 293690.
A legacy trust fund that generates approximately £45,000 per year towards the upkeep of certain properties in Telscombe Village. Contact the Senior Finance Officer on (01273) 291259.
Libraries and Museums Trusts
A total of seven small trust funds that generate a total income of approximately £3,000 towards the development of collections held in local libraries and museums. Contact the Senior Finance Officer on (01273) 291259.
Supports individual residents of the old Brighton Borough 'in need, hardship or distress' with small 'one-off' grants. Seventy per cent of the fund must be awarded to residents aged 60 or over. In exceptional circumstances, the trustees may assist residents of the new unitary authority area. Contact Democratic Services on (01273) 291067.
Carers Grant - Spot Purchase Budget
Funding may be available towards breaks and services for carers of adults who are eligible for community care services following a carer's needs assessment. This could include short-term residential or nursing care or a sitting service, domestic services such as housework or laundry; transport costs and leisure or education classes. For young carers aged under 18 there is support to take part in activities such as school trips, playschemes or sport and leisure activities.
For further information and advice, please contact the Adult Social Care Access Point on (01273) 295555.
- Higher Education: first degree & equivalent
Loans and/or grants for full-time and part-time undergraduate students are now dealt with by Student Finance England (SFE). Disabled students' allowances for full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students are also dealt with by SFE. Their website is at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance and their helpline is 0845 0738 892.
- Further Education from age 16: A levels GCSE's, BTEC National Diploma
If you are aged between 16 and 19 years and think you might struggle with the costs for full-time education or training you may be eligible for a bursary. You should speak to your school, college, Academy or training provider about how to apply for a bursary.
Home Energy Efficiency
Private Sector Housing Grants:
- Warm-Homes Scheme, discount or grants for supply and installation of home cavity wall and /or loft insulation
- Grants for supply and installation of central heating/broken down boilers and/or cavity wall and loft installation
All grants and discounts are subject to funding and a free no obligation survey to ascertain suitability of the property for grant/discount measures applied for.
For further information, visit our energy efficiency pages or contact the Home Energy Efficiency Officer on (01273) 293144.
Private Sector Housing & Independent living
- Owner occupiers' Decent Homes Loans and Assistance
- Leaseholder-occupiers' Common Parts Loans and Assistance
- Occupier's Minor Grants for repairs, adaptations, insulation, heating, security
- Landlord's Major Work Assistance
- Landlord's Minor Grants for insulation, heating
- Landlord's Empty Property Assistance
All loans and grants are subject to availability and a survey to ascertain suitability of the property for the assistance applied for.
For further information, call the Housing Grants/Loans Enquiry line on (01273) 293164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mandatory Disabled Facilities Grants
For further information call (01273) 292420 or (01273) 293293 (minicom)
- Adaptations for council tenants
For further information call (01273) 293365 or (01273) 293293 (minicom)
Housing Revenue Account
- Communal Council Property Improvements
A portion of monies in the council's maintenance budget is set aside as the Estate Development Budget and is awarded to resident associations or groups representing residents living in council housing. Funding is allocated towards improvements to the built environment, such as decorating a recreation area or improving surrounding green space.
- Tenant and Resident Association Grants
Provided to resident associations or groups representing residents living in council housing that are recognised by the council. Grants cover administration of the associations and costs incurred in taking part in consultation with the council and in telling local people what the organisation is doing including telephone calls, transport to council meetings, stationery, child care and carer's costs.
Please contact the Community Participation Officer, area based across the city
- North (01273) 292365
- East (01273) 293171
- Central (01273) 293265
- West (01273) 293374
City Sports and Physical Activity Grant
The council recognises that the sports clubs in the city play a very important part in helping athletes compete at the highest levels and they encourage people of all ages to get active, keep fit and have fun. A grant may be used to help an individual move up to the next level in their chosen sport, or help them on the road to achieving their full potential. A grant to a club could fund much needed equipment, a new initiative to provide better facilities for current members, it may be able to help increase participation and encourage new members into the club. Applications for the grant are received from mid October to early December, with payments being made in the New Year.
For further information please contact the 2012 Co-ordinator on (01273) 293312 or visit City Sports and Physical Activity Grant Scheme