Town Council Small Grants Programme
The contribution made by the numerous organisations to the well-being of the local community in Haywards Heath is highly valued. In support of such voluntary efforts the Town Council allocates a modest annual budget to award small grants to voluntary and community groups, subject to available resources. The purpose of such grants is to support voluntary and community initiatives in the local area and to help create opportunities for the residents of Haywards Heath that are not, as a matter of course, funded by the Council.
How do I apply?
Organisations looking to apply for a grant from the Town Council are strongly advised to read the Council's grant criteria (contained within the application pack) to ensure they are eligible to apply for a grant; it is also advisable for applicants to contact the Town Council to discuss their project prior to applying.
To download an application pack, click here. For more information please contact the Town Council.
Application deadline dates
Funding is available subject to any budgetary constraints, throughout the year in line with the Council’s specified application deadline dates as follows:
- 5th June 2017
- 14th August 2017
- 30th October 2017
- 18th December 2017
- 19th February 2018
- 26th March 2018
Awards made in 2016/17:
The Impact 'Tasty Team' run healthy cooking programmes targeting children and vulnerable adults. 'Tasty Sessions' are run with the aim of educating participants on trying new food and flavours with an emphasis on fresh produce that is beneficial to health. The Impact Foundation benefited from a £500 grant towards the cost of equipment and running costs.
The Impact 'Tasty Team' Healthy Cookery book.
The 172 (Haywards Heath Squadron)
The 172 Squadron, Air Training Corps serves the youth and community within the Haywards Heath/Sussex Area as part of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets. The 172 Squadron benefited from a grant of £450 towards the provision of event shelter and tents to support their community activities. This allowed them to replace their decidedly tired weather worn tents with suitable weatherproof hike tents suitable for various camping activities including the Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedititions.
The Town Mayor, Cllr Sujan Wickremaratchi, celebrates with the 172 Squadron.
To see a list of awards made in the last financial year, please click here.
Additional Sources of Information about Funding
Mid Sussex District Council
Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) offer Community and Economic Development Grants, Facility Grants and a Spotlight Programme. To find out more information of these funding opportunities, please click here.
West Sussex County Council
West Sussex County Council (WSCC) offer information on Grants and Funding available for communities and organisations. Please click here to find out more information about this service.
Sussex Community Foundation
A local Sussex Grant Maker particularly interested in hearing from groups in Sussex supporting older people and/or people at risk of homelessness and groups supporting children and young people. Grants available for small charities and community groups. To find out more information about the Sussex Community Foundation, please click here.
Big Lottery Fund
Funding is available from the Big Lottery Fund, a large proportion of which is awarded to voluntary and community sector organisations. To find out more information of the Big Lottery Fund, please click here.
Covenant Fund for the Armed Forces Community
If your project helps to support those linked with the Armed Services, funding and grants are available from the Government. To find out more about the Government Covenant Fund, please click here.
Support for Community Groups
HAMSVA (Horsham and Mid Sussex Voluntary Action) offer support with setting up as a community group and for funding advice. For more information on HAMSVA and its services, please click here.