About Micro Grants
DWBL offers grants of up to £300 to community and voluntary groups who need a small funding boost to start a new project or improve the services that they already provide, for example;
- Towards a small scale project, such as a workshop or one off event
- Towards equipment or items which would enable an organisation to work in our area
Micro grants can be applied for at any time in the year, they will be discussed at the board meeting which falls after they are submitted. The DWBL board meets once a month on the second Tuesday of the month.
We ask that if you plan to apply for a Micro grant that you submit your application at least 7 days before a board meeting as applications submitted very close to a meeting date will be delayed to the following month as our agenda is set 7 days before each meeting.
You can contact Samantha.Wickens@3VA.org.uk for an application pack or more information on our Micro grants or you can download a copy of the application form here.
Café waste not
Café waste not are a community group who use waste and home-grown food to cook healthy meals for the community in exchange for a small donation. In 2016 they were awarded a micro grant to purchase a new freezer for YMCA Charlies on Seaside, their main base. This allows the group to freeze any leftovers which are shared with the YMCAs young clients.
DWBL funded local artist, Clare Hackney, to create a beautiful mural on the side of The Royal Hippodrome Theater on Seaside, depicting some of the great acts that have visited this historic theater in the past.
Seaside Community Hub Mural
Seaside Community Hub opened in November 2016 offering local people a place to go, meet their neighbors, take part in free and low-cost activities and look for support from their local community. To brighten up this new space, DWBL funded local artist Clare Hackney to decorate a large unused way in the building with a beautiful seaside landscape.
Judith Alder: Once in a Univers
Using DWBL funding, local artist Judith Alder hopes to give local people the opportunity to explore their creative side through a number of sessions run in conjuncture with the Devoshire Collective. These sessions include inter-generational Cyanotype sessions with local group FotoFonty and ceramic workshops for over 65’s in partnership with Eastbourne Studio Pottery.
The Creative Café is a free, resident run craft group operating out of Seaside Community Hub. It offers local people a free, informal opportunity to socialize and meet their neighbors, sharing skills and stories. Funding from DWBL allowed the group to purchase craft supplies to help the group expand and try new crafts together.