Image shows recipients of the 2021 Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest holding large cheques.

Hall & Woodhouse launch 21st Community Chest!

Sussex Community Foundation are delighted to once again be supporting Hall & Woodhouse to deliver their Community Chest Awards in Sussex. Local good causes across the county can apply for a share of £50,000 in the annual Community Chest.

The Community Chest is now in its 21st year of giving, with grants of between £300 and £3,000 available for charities and community interest companies working to improve their local area.

Mark Woodhouse, Family Director of Hall & Woodhouse, explained:

“The Community Chest was founded over 20 years ago to support and strengthen the local communities of which our pubs are an integral part of. It is simply the right thing to do to maintain our offer of financial support for these local organisations that play such vital roles in our communities.”

The family-owned brewer launched the Community Chest initiative in 2002 and since then, has donated over £715,000 to more than 860 causes across the south of England, working in partnership with both ourselves at Sussex Community Foundation and Dorset Community Foundation.

Adrian Barrott, Grants Officer at Sussex Community Foundation said:

“Drawing on our advice and local knowledge of Sussex, we’re delighted to partner Hall & Woodhouse in delivering their annual Community Chest Awards which, through the work of local community groups, make such a positive impact on the lives of communities across H&W’s trading area in the county.”

A Community Chest grant can go towards projects providing support and activities for local people experiencing disadvantage, including young people, older people and people with disabilities. It also supports extra-curricular and sporting activities, the arts, environmental conservation projects and more.

Hall & Woodhouse has adapted its application process for 2022 to now operate in two stages to be able to consider organisations that have an urgent need for funding. The majority of grant applications will be considered in the autumn with funding received in January 2023, but some recipients will be fast-tracked to receive funds in September 2022 to accommodate any crucial needs.

Applications close on 1st July 2022. To apply visit the Hall & Woodhouse website here.

All applications will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of November 2022, with successful grant beneficiaries being invited to a celebratory awards evening in January 2023.

Find out more funding opportunities by visiting Sussex Community Foundation’s grants page.

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