Grant information for:

  • Facility/Capital grants (Release of Section 106)
  • Community and economic development fund grants

Before you apply for a grant please download and read:

VEDay75 celebrations

As VE Day dawns on 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the Second World War in Europe. To commemorate this important event a national three-day celebration will take place from 8th May to 10th May 2020.

Friday 8th May 2020 has been designated by the Government as a Bank Holiday to enable as many people and organisations as possible to take part in the VE Day weekend of the 8th – 10th May 2020, providing an opportunity to pay personal tribute to those who gave so much to ensure we all enjoy the freedom we have today.

Mid Sussex District Council is offering £250 per organisation for street parties and events during the VE Day commemoration weekend.

With a theme of ‘Invoke the War time spirit and make do and mend’ - why not use local produce, be plastic free, make re-usable decorations and make it a ‘car-free’ day?

For more information on how to organise a street party, please visit and

For full details and to apply using the straightforward online application.

Apply online for a VEDay75 Grant

Deadline for applications is Friday 24 January 2020

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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

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.

Where our grants have gone

Contact Us

Community Leisure Officer

Community Development Officer

Last updated: 03 December 2019