We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) based at the Westergate Business Centre in Moulsecoomb.
Since 2008, East Brighton Trust has given out over £308,000 helping fund everything from school minibuses to local festivals, OAP trips, gardening groups, children’s playgroups and sports clubs. Find out more about where our funds go.
The January 2015 small-grant applications are NOW OPEN so if you are involved in a group in Moulsecoomb, Bates Estate, Saunders Park, Manor Farm, Whitehawk or Higher Bevendean and could use a grant of up to £500 to purchase new materials or run an event please read the grants criteria to make sure you qualify and submit your application online.
To read about local organisations that we've already supported over the past few years, have a look at where our funds go and help us spread the word by downloading a poster to put up in your community venue this month.
On 12th December 2014, Community Pub, The Bevy, re-opened after a 3 year campaign by local people to get the pub up and running again.
Following the original pub's closure, East Brighton Trust bought the building in 2010 which has now been converted into 3 flats with the downstairs left open for community use.
More than 700 people bought ‘community shares’ in the pub, whilst fundraising events, grants and loans raised the rest of the funds needed. East Brighton Trust are proud to have provided additional financial support in the form of grants and loans for this, the most exciting project we've been involved in yet. The photo above shows East Brighton Trust directors handing over a cheque for £20,000 to Helen and Michelle of The Bevy team, and Chris, the pub manager.
The pub will bring a much needed community venue to the area and has created at least 8 jobs for local residents. Read more about the project on The Bevy website and follow The Bevy on Facebook for updates.
On Saturday 13th December, a ribbon was cut by Barbara Sayers, whose late husband Colin was chair of East Brighton Trust. Colin did so much work in his local community and was instrumental in highlighting the need for a community pub.
We own a number of properties in East Brighton, including the Westergate Business Centre and The Bevendean Hotel and use income generated from these assets to support our grant making programmes. Where possible, we let our property to local companies and voluntary sector organisations and provide affordable housing in East Brighton.
This website provides information about our work and grant programmes. If you need more information, or would like to be involved please go to the ‘contact us’ page or call us on 01273 818999 and we’ll ensure your questions are answered as quickly as we can.