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Suspension of grant applications to the 1 September 2020 deadline for the Community & Economic Development Grant Fund
We will not be receiving applications for the 1 September deadline to the Community & Economic Development Grants fund. This has been paused in order to undertake a review.
Please note if because of Covid-19 your organisation needs support with an immediate issue, then please contact the Community Services Team firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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:
Apply for a Corporate 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.
The number of awards that each organisation can receive is limited to one application in each financial year.
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.
Where our grants have gone
Community Leisure Officer