Communities Fund - third sector investment programme

Covid-19 emergency funding has been awarded to the following groups:


Bid focus

Agreed funding

Assert Brighton & Hove

Purchase of laptops, peripherals and Zoom licences to enable remote ongoing client support.


ADHD Aware

Purchase of headsets for use in support sessions plus Zoom licences.


LGBT Switchboard

Purchase of equipment and software to enable remote and online support services.  Helpline volunteer training, and one to one support for isolated service users.


Real Junk Food Project

Repairs to food chiller units to allow sustainable provision of food in two new sites.


Voices in Exile Food delivery co-ordinator staff costs, IT and running costs £3641


Wifi connections for 4 migrant houses, utility and additional website hosting costs.


New Note Projects (Orchestra)

IT (laptops, broadband, website, headphones, tech support) to create platform for musicians to post music. 


One Church, Rock Farm, Chomp

Provision of toiletries, activity and craft packs to vulnerable families for children learning from home.


Craven Vale Community Association Support for fees and services related to the centre being used as a food hub, including cleaning and PPE. £1480
Together Co Additional Befriending Coordinator capacity to support new COVID19 volunteers, and new city-wide support mechanisms e.g. online induction and peer support training forums. £5000

The Bevy

Provision of wages for chef employed for additional hours to provide community meals.


Food and Friendship

Core cost contribution to supplement additional work and replace lost fundraised income.


Purple People

Additional food needs, security, cleaning, travel expenses in Portslade.


Old Boat Corner

Core cost to cover role as community hub.


Time to Talk Befriending

Core costs to support additional older people services during emergency.



Co-ordinator salary and office support costs to meet additional demand for services.



Additional volunteer management costs.


Friends, Families Travellers

Additional staff and IT support costs to meet additional demand from self-isolating community.


St Vincent de Paul, Tower House

Co-ordinator wages to reflect loss of fundraised income, to enable delivery of food to isolated older people.


Clock Tower Sanctuary

Salary costs for Support Co-ordinator



Laptops, Zoom licenses and instant messaging development for secure home working.


Marlborough Theatre (Radical Rhizomes)

Online support to isolated and vulnerable community of LGBTQI BAME and disabled residents.


North Laine Community Association

Core costs to support community organisation and production of community newsletter with reductions in advertising from income for closed businesses.


Survivors Network

Purchase of additional laptops and software for home working, to ensure levels of security needed for organisation managed systems


Knoll Community Association

Support for St Richards Centre, run by KCA , providing an  emergency food hub for the Hangleton and Knoll area. Support for running costs due to loss of room rental income


Brighton Women’s Centre

Women Supporting Women Helpline: volunteer co-ordination, essential phone costs for volunteers and phones for women without phones or whose use is controlled by a perpetrator.


One Church/Chomp

Scaling up of craft activities/toiletries, gifted food parcels to reach additional 100 families referred by BHCC officers.


Volunteering Matters

Phone based befriending service for over 50s.


Sussex Stalking Support

Equipment & staff hours to enable additional resources for victims of stalking


Impact Young People’s Centre

Provision of additional staff hours to enable 1:1 delivery previously delivered in groups


Synergy Creative Community

Funding to enable production of zine for adults with mental health problems who normally receive 1:1 support to attend events, gigs, etc.


Stay up Late

Peer support project for adults with learning disabilities and autism. Funding for additional IT equipment and staff costs to support online support


Afghanistan & Central Asian Association

Support costs to local refugee community, staff & volunteer expenses


Woodingdean Community Association

Provision of food distribution network for Woodingdean running costs and travel costs



Core costs to cover running costs


Tarner Community Project

Replacement of lost income from activity rentals and fees allowing continued provision of services for children


Hangleton & Knoll project

Food hub volunteer expenses, laptop, phones, SIMs, and cleaning products



Support costs for home working for staff, IT, phones, etc


Speak Out

Volunteer support and IT costs to enable online/phone service delivery


Salvation Army Foodbank, Hove

Additional shelving to store ambient food


St Luke’s Advice Centre

Contribution to core costs for advice service to meet increased demand


Café Domenica Funding to support premises and administration costs impacted by loss of income from fundraising events £2500

Small Performance Adventures

Provision of online support to people with mental health/substance misuse problems


St Cuthman’s Church, Whitehawk Foodbank

Range of utility, cleaning, volunteer costs, including PPE to support additional space for food bank



Culturally appropriate food purchase, phone and  staff costs