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.

Hippodrome Mural

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.

Creative Café

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.

5 days ago
Clean Air Eastbourne

Great news from one of the local community projects we have funded!

Another particulate pollution monitor built and ready to go ahead of this year’s Clean Air Day. This one is going to Bourne School, and has been kindly funded by the Devonshire West Big Local.

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1 week ago
John

Great to see the community get together to help with weeding the flowerbeds at Seaside rec friends on Saturday.

Carol, Graham & John would like to thank all who turned up at rec this morning to help with the weeding

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1 week ago
John

Congratulations to another local, Devonshire West winner!! Well done Friends of Seaside Rec!

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2 weeks ago
Eastbourne Volunteers

So many amazing Volunteers in our town, meet one of the Heroes! Thank you Eastbourne Volunteers for a great and fun campaign #VolunteersWeek

Betty is one of the superheroes we want to celebrate during Volunteers Week. Thank you Betty for all of your hard work. If you want to be a hero get in touch to find the perfect volunteering role for ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Community Stuff

Happy Volunteers Week! This is one of the lovely ways a group from Devonshire West, Community Stuff, thanked their fabulous volunteers!

A huge thank you to three of our volunteers all ready for a cooking session at Age Concern this morning. Community Stuff would not be so successful without you.

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