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.

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.

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Devonshire West Big Local

Only one more week left until our Community Grants Round 7 closes!
There is still time to apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to fund community projects in Devonshire West.
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Our Community Grants Round 7 is now open!
Grants of up to £3,000 are available to fund community projects in Devonshire West. The closing date for applications is 30th April 2018. Follow the link ... See more

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Cotton Candy

Come down to Eastbourne Blind Society this Friday 20th April at 7pm to see the fantastic 'Hives Got Talent' show by the Hive drama group from Eastbourne Mencap.
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HIVES GOT TALENT show
This Friday 20th April 7pm
@ Eastbourne Blind Society, Eastbourne (buy from Mencap, Cotton Candy)

'The Hive' is part of Eastbourne Mencap. It's a modern fresh place where the ... See more

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Devonshire West Big Local

Our Community Grants offer up to £3,000 to fund community projects in Devonshire West.
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Our Community Grants Round 7 is now open!
Grants of up to £3,000 are available to fund community projects in Devonshire West. The closing date for applications is 30th April 2018. Follow the link ... See more

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Devonshire West Big Local

Are you planning to run a project or event in the Devonshire West area?
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Our Community Grants Round 7 is now open!
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Our Community Grants Round 7 is now open!
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