Apply for a grant
Print version: All grants application printed form
Please note: Grant applications are considered by the Cabinet grants panel which meets three times a year. You will be asked to complete an End of Grant form on completion of your project if your application is successful.
You can apply for a grant if:
The project benefits the wider community
All applications will need to demonstrate how their activity can help the Council to deliver on at least one of its Corporate Priorities:
- Financial Independence
- Effective and Responsive Services
- Sustainable Economic Growth
- Strong and Resilient communities
The grant will be of direct benefit to the residents of Mid Sussex District
At least 80% of the people that will benefit from the project must be residents of Mid Sussex
You are a:
- Not-for-profit group
- Parish or town council
You are a community group/club/society
Your society must be properly formed and has a:
- Governing document or a constitution
- Bank account and financial records - or financial projections if newly formed
Your organisation must be open to all and have an equal opportunities statement.
Closing dates for applications
For activities starting from:
- March/April: 10 January
- July/August: 1 May
- November/December: 1 September
Types of grant
Grants of up to £5,000.
For projects where money is needed for an activity or piece of equipment which will benefit the community or contribute to the local economy.
The council holds a Section 106 Fund which can be used to support capital projects concerning works to:
- Community buildings
- Recreation facilities (play areas and sports)
- Public artworks
This money often has restrictions attached and can only be used for specific locations.
If you have an idea for a project and want to find out what capital funding is available for your area - please contact the Community Leisure Officer using the information at the bottom of this page.