Covid-19 Recovery Grant Applications will open for submission on Friday 30 October 2020.

Deadline for applications 30 November 2020.

Grant information for:

  • Facility/Capital grants (Release of Section 106)
  • Community and economic development fund grants
  • Covid-19 Recovery Grant

Before you apply for a grant please download and read:

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.

Covid-19 Recovery Grant Fund

A new £300,000 grant fund for businesses and Community Groups which was confirmed as part of the Council’s approval of the revised Corporate Plan 2020- 21. The purpose of this specific fund is to support businesses and the local community with Covid-19 response and recovery. The fund will be administered through the Council’s Cabinet Grants Panel as part of the CED grant programme. Small grants of up to £1,000 and Large Grants of up to £5,000.

Support under the new grant fund is proposed under three categories:  

  1. Emergency Response - Additional costs, above and beyond normal running costs, whilst operating under legal restrictions because of COVID-19 which prevents normal service delivery; or example maintaining contact with clients and customers and delivering COVID-19 support e.g. to vulnerable and shielded groups.  
  2. Return to Pre-Covid Provision - Additional costs associated with reopening and return to Business as Usual in a COVID-19 safe way; for example, new equipment, staff training, physical works to create a COVID-19 secure working environment 
  3. New Service or Business Innovation - Adapting the business or organisation to new delivery or service provision models; for example, a shift to new digital provision or other innovative ways of working. 

Community and economic development grants

Facility/Capital grants

Apply for a Corporate grant

What type of grant are you applying for?

Covid-19 Recovery Grant

Community & Economic Development Grant

S106 Release of Funds (Facility)

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.

The number of awards that each organisation can receive is limited to one application in each financial year.

Closing dates for applications

For activities starting from:

  • March/April: 10 January
  • July/August: 1 May
  • November/December: 1 September

Closing dates for Covid-19 Recovery Grant

  • Deadline for applications 30 November 2020
  • Officer Assessment against published criteria 2 Nov – 4 Dec 2020
  • Recommendations published for Cabinet Grants Panel 7 December 2020
  • Grants will be approved by Cabinet Grants Panel 14 December 2020

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.

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Last updated: 06 November 2020