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.

1 week ago
The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne

Check out The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne's brand new beautiful facade! This is the first phase of their capital improvement project which has been part funded by Devonshire West Big Local.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - presenting the new look Royal Hippodrome Facade. A huge thank you to Ellis Builders for a lovely job . An even huger thank you to The John Jackson Memorial Fund ... See more

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Inter-Generational Blueprint Workshops (Bring A Grandparent)

BRING A GRANDPARENT INTER-GENERATIONAL BLUEPRINT WORKSHOPS

Led by FOTOFONTY artists Elizabeth Doak and Maja Jones with Judith Alder

For children aged 7+ accompanied by a grandparent or an older ... See more

For children aged 7+ accompanied by a grandparent or an older adult. 1 child to 1 adult.

FREE but booking essential - BOOK at http://bit.ly/2FpCkhC or contact judithalder23@gmail.com / phone 07713 ... See more

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2 weeks ago

Here at DWBL we are always striving to ensure we are working on issues and topics that are important to you, our residents!
So what are the issues you would like to see us focus on? Comment below!

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2 weeks ago
Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises - HOME CIC

Would you like some help with using your computer?
Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises - HOME CIC are providing free training drop-ins every Wednesday and Thursday between 2-4pm at Seaside Community ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Experimental Clay Workshops

There are only a couple of spaces still available for Devonshire West residents on the Clay Workshop at DC2 on Saturday afternoon!
Follow the link for full details! ... See more

EXPERIMENTAL CLAY WORKSHOPS FOR PEOPLE OVER 65

FREE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL at https://billetto.co.uk/e/once-in-a-universe-experimental-clay-workshop-1-tickets-248689 or contact Judith on 07713 287365 ... See more

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