The £1 million Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund for Children and Young People, launched last autumn by Brighton & Hove City Council and Sussex Community Foundation, has given out its first awards to charities and community groups across the city.
A total of £40,226 has been awarded to 12 charities in the city as below:
- Salaam Football Club £2,880
- Hangleton & Knoll Project £4,910
- Amazonas Arts £2,812
- Russell Martin Foundation £2,125
- Brighton Youth Centre £2,010
- Allsorts Youth Project £3,300
- Carousel £4,825
- Exploring Senses CIC £4,916
- extratime £2,000
- Brighton City Table Tennis Club £1,598
- Safety Net £4,750
- Friends at Blatch £4,100
The fund supports the personal and educational development of children and young people in Brighton & Hove.
A £5,000 grant has also been made to Brighton & Hove Library Services to deliver high-quality, targeted outreach activities for children across all the city’s libraries.
The Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund is the result of the transfer by Brighton & Hove City Council of a number of trust funds, set up over the years as result of legacies and endowments, into the new fund, managed by Sussex Community Foundation.
Councillor Emma Daniel, chair of the council’s Neighbourhoods, Communities and Equalities Committee, said: "We have been delighted with the number and quality of applications that the Fund received in its first round. The projects and activities that have received grants absolutely reflect the objectives of the Fund and we are delighted that the Foundation has been able to get this money working more so effectively for the community.”
Kevin Richmond, Chief Executive of Sussex Community Foundation, said: “The Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund brings together 10 legacies left to the city of the last two centuries. We are honoured to work with Brighton & Hove City Council to make sure that these legacies help children and young people today, and for generations to come. These 12 grants mark the beginning of our work together and we look forward to supporting many more brilliant local charities in future.”
The next deadline for applications to the Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund for Children and Young People is Friday 11 January 2019. For more information, visit www.sussexgiving.org.uk/apply.