Funding body information

East Sussex County Council

County Hall
St Anne's Crescent
East Sussex
0345 6080 190

Point of contact:

Emma Dean, External Funding Officer, 01273 336616,


The East Sussex County Council provides a condensed list of small and large grant opportunities in the East Sussex area on their dedicated 'Key Funding Sources' page.

The Council offers a quality checking service through their External Funding team and an 'Applying for Funding' guide is available at the following link.

No information about grants specific to council is currently available.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

Advice is available from the council about external sources of funding by contacting the funding team or by referring to its 'Funding News' newsletter. Provision is also made to allow VCS groups access to the GRANTnet funding database.

Further information about all of these is available through the following link: External Funding

Useful organisations:

East Sussex Community Information Service

Brighton and Hove CVS Forum

This website is confusing but the current funding on offer is well explained.

Also , advice is also offered on sources of external funding, in the form of a monthly newsletter and list of useful websites.

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