round 9 grant funding

devonshire west big local

Spending £1million over 10 years 

Who we are

Devonshire West Big Local is a resident run community group investing in our local community. Devonshire West is one of 150 areas in the UK chosen to receive a £1 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund

About Us

Devonshire West Big Local is a resident run, lottery funded organisation which aims to make Devonshire West a better place to live and work.

In 2012 the Big Lottery Fund provided Devonshire West Big Local with £1 million to spend over 10 years to better our community.

Grants & Funding

Our Community Grants offer up to £3,000 to community groups for larger scale projects or events.

We run up to two rounds of grants each year, one in the spring and one in the autumn. Our next round will be open in November 2019.

join us

The Devonshire West Big Local board is run by local residents and we would like to hear from you if you live locally and are interested in getting more involved in making our local community better for you and your neighbours.

We are looking for board members so please get in touch today.

Watch the video here to see projects that Devonshire West Big Local have funded

Come and Join the Team

We are looking for local residents to come and have a say in how we should spend the money.  As a member of the board you will get involved in your local neighbourhood and help to deliver the action plan.

  • Have your say in how the money is spent.
  • Find out more about your local community.
  • Get to know like-minded people.
  • Attend reguar meetings and local events.

Award-Winning Committee

Enquire now to join the team

or email

Thank you to everyone for attending our Focus Groups – your feedback and what you want for the town is important to us. 

our priorities 

The story so far 

We are half way through the 10 year plan and to see the impact our funding has made over these years in incredible. Some examples have see the development of Seaside Rec, restoring of Leaf Hall and the Hippodrome Theatre in addition to East Sussex Credit Union stepping in to help our most vulnerable people access bank accounts and so much more… 

Come and help us spend £1 million 

Latest News from Devonshire West Big Local

Tonight’s Board Meeting has been postponed

Tonight’s Board Meeting has been postponed

The board have made the decision to postpone tonight's board meeting. We will announce further details as soon as they have been agreed so please keep checking for latest news on our website and social media.

Let’s Talk – Free English lessons in the community

Let’s Talk – Free English lessons in the community

We met up with Liz Peattie who has just started to provide free English lessons for people in the local community. Here’s what Liz had to say about it. Tell me a little bit about yourself Liz. I’m a mother of 2 children. My son is at Bourne School and daughter is at...

Our AGM for 2020

Our AGM for 2020

You are invited to our AGM on Thursday 20th February (7-9pm) at Eastbourne Blind Society. As we are half way through this 10 year project the AGM is an ideal way for you to find out more about the difference the projects funded by Devonshire West Big Local have made...

Friday Lunch Club

Delicious home-cooked food is provided for local residents at the Seaside Community Hub every Friday at 12 midday.

Bank Accounts

Access to financial services for everyone in our community with the East Sussex Credit Union.

FREE IT Drop-Ins

Helping local residents with basic IT skills.


The Seaside Community Hub, 125 Seaside, Eastborne, BN22 7NN


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Contact Us

Phone: 07378 972277


07378 972277