Grant information for:

  • Facility/Capital grants
  • Spotlight grants
  • Community and economic development fund grants

Before you apply for a grant please download and read:


Silver Sunday

Silver Sunday Grants

We are offering grants of up to £250 for any activities held in October that provide an opportunity for older people to try something new, meet new people and have an uplifting day. See our Silver Sunday page if you wish to apply for a Silver Sunday grant.

Apply for a grant

Apply online 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
  • Charity
  • School
  • 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

Please note: Spotlight grants are only considered once per year at the September funding round.

Types of grant

Community and economic development grants

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.   

Facility/Capital grants

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.

Spotlight programme

Grants of up to £500.

Intended to put the Council in closer touch with diverse sectors of the community across Mid Sussex and aims to 'spotlight' particular parts of the community that may need extra help.

Each year we adopt a theme and grants are awarded to voluntary groups working in that particular field. Such as funding to purchase an item of equipment or to hold a special event.

The theme for the next spotlight funding round will be announced in due course.

Contact Us

Community Leisure Officer

Last updated: 02 July 2018