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.

Friday Lunch Club

Delicious home-cooked food is provided for local residents at the Seaside Community Hub every Friday at 4pm.

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.

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

Our next Focus Group will be at the Eastbourne Strategic Partnership on Thursday 7th November and at the YMCA on the 20th November 2-4pm.

Come and share your views and find out more…

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

Free Print-Screen Workshop at the YMCA

Free Print-Screen Workshop at the YMCA

Devonshire West Big Local were delighted to be funding a new screen-printing workshop that is happening at the YMCA every Friday evening and we went along to talk to them to find out more. Here's their interview: 1. Please tell us a bit more about your workshops and...

Friday Lunch Club at the Hub

Friday Lunch Club at the Hub

Community Stuff have been running their popular Friday Lunch club for over a year now at Seaside Community Hub. It was originally funded by Sussex Community Foundation and the Chalk Cliff Trust. Devonshire West Big Local have funded Community Stuff's lunch club to...

Beyond the Disco

Beyond the Disco

Devonshire West Big Local funded The Hive (Mencap) to create visibility within theatre and the performing arts in Eastbourne. The workshops (including script writing, prop and costume making /design, film making & drama) have all been hugely successful and well...

Next Grant Funding

Grant 9 is open between 4th November and 16th December 2019

Application Form & Grant Guidance 

Available Soon


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