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 that benefit the residents of Haywards Heath.

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.

Click here to access the Small Grant Application Pack 
Grants Awarded in the Last Financial Year

Application deadline dates

Funding is available throughout the year, subject to any budgetary constraints and in line with the Council’s specified application deadline dates. The grant application deadlines for the financial year 2024-2025 are:

  • Monday 3rd June 2024
  • Monday 26th August 2024
  • Monday 28th October 2024
  • Monday 30th December 2024
  • Monday 3rd March 2025

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. Visit the Mid Sussex District Council website to find out more information of these funding opportunities.

West Sussex County Council

West Sussex Crowd is now live. Visit the West Sussex Crowd website to find out more information on funding and to upload your project to start fundraising for your good cause.

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, please visit the Big Lottery Fund website.

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. Please visit the Sussex Community Foundation website to find out more information.

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, please visit the website.

Support for Community Groups

MSVA (Mid Sussex Voluntary Action) offer support with setting up as a community group and for funding advice. For more information, please visit the MSVA website.


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