Wealden District Council
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Community and Voluntary Sector

3VA – the local Council for Voluntary Services

3VA support local voluntary groups and organisations in Wealden that do so much to strengthen and build resilience in the local community by giving one to one advice, training opportunities and networking opportunities.

For further information visit their website 3VA – Voluntary Group  or contact Suzanne Barwell, Community Development Officer – Wealden Office: email at Suzanne.barwell@3va.org.uk.

Wealden’s Community Lottery

Launching Spring 2023! For updates and further information, please go to the Wealden’s Community Lottery webpage. 

Crowdfund East Sussex

East Sussex County Council has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Crowdfund East Sussex! Crowdfund East Sussex is a platform for start-ups, businesses, charities, communities, social enterprises, sports clubs, political movements and individuals to use to help raise money for good ideas and causes. Groups may also be eligible to match fund through the platform. To find out more, go to the Crowdfund East Sussex 

Awards for All

Offers grants between £300 and £10,000 to projects that enable people to take part in community, sports, arts, education and further activities.  For more information, visit their website 

Arts Council England Fund

Art’s Council England fund a number of organisations, artists, events and initiatives to help achieve their strategy aims, Let’s Create.  

East Sussex Arts Partnership Fund

The East Sussex Arts Partnership has a small number of grants of up to £500 available. These grants are for arts projects which support the East Sussex Cultural Strategy priorities:

  • Create an environment where great cultural experiences are available to everyone to enhance their quality of life
  • Create an environment which enables the cultural and creative economy to expand and enhances our ability to attract and retain other businesses
  • Develop and promote well packaged cultural tourism offers which celebrate the identity of East Sussex, raise its profile and attract more visitors and businesses to the County

Next deadline is 16 December 2022 (decision 11 January 2023)

Your activity must be supported by an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant before being considered for the ESAP grant.

If you are interested in finding out more about this grant, please email Arts.Officer@eastsussex.gov.uk

East Sussex County Council Funding Team

East Sussex County Council Funding team – they help community organisations, voluntary groups and events organisers seek alternative funding avenues. Contact the East Sussex County Council Funding team and sign up to their newsletter for further funding opportunities.