Round 8

Devonshire West Big Local ran its 8th round of Community Grants in spring 2019 and funded 9 new projects.

Find our more below.

Animazing C.I.C.

Free exhibition, open daily 10am to 4pm.

Community Stuff

The grant will pay for the delivery of a weekly lunch and social club at Seaside Community Hub.

This will cater for older residents and anyone who is feeling isolated, giving them the opportunity to meet people of all ages and backgrounds, socialise in a safe environment and make friends in their local area.


Devonshire Collective


The Devonshire Collective will deliver two linked pieces of work in our Open Weekend & Development Project.

1. DC will engage a known fundraising consultant to apply for £20,000 SECADDS funding. This funding is specifically for appointing strong and experienced leadership, to take our Community Consultation outcomes forward as part of our longer-term business strategy and delivery plan.

2. DC will deliver a Community Consultation Open Weekend with targeted DW residents and community groups.



Devonshire Collective CIC DC Educators Network

To develop with Bourne school a  puppetry project where pupils create rod puppets from junk, that can be used for creating shows.

Taking inspiration from the Animazing exhibition (organised by Paul Young a DC member) which will be installed at the pavilion café.

The puppets will also make a display lit by dramatic lights in DC3 over the weekend of the BOHO light festival.

Friends Seaside Rec

Board and members of friends seaside rec will run a one day community event.



The Hive (Eastbourne Mencap Day Service)

Sessions (including multiple workshops)

Weekly Drama workshops and rehearsals at The Hive

1x monthly rehearsals at The Hippodrome – and involvement of Trapdoor Theatre School (already confirmed.)

6x 2hr film making workshops with Domenico from Crossing The Screen Film Festival (End May/June & end July/August) Leaf Hall & The Hive

6x Bi-weekly 2hr Costume/Prop/Set workshops With Jacqui (Cotton Candy) June-Aug at Leaf Hall

Choir Workshops – to be confirmed

One off Event – Hippodrome Theatre – October 15th 2019.



Reformed East Sussex CIC

Our project is referred clients from local services such as the East Sussex Probation Service, Substance Misuse Service, People Matter and Job Centre Plus to name but a few. 

Each client is offered an Induction Appointment whereby we identify their needs and we then work out a plan for future appointments with key aims and goals to promote successful reintegration into the community.  These appointments consist of CV Building and Criminal Disclosures.

We check our client’s wellbeing by asking them to complete a wellbeing questionnaire at regular stages of their engagement with us.  This helps us signpost and support our clients in order to ensure that their reintegration back into the community is robust and a clear package of support is in place.



YMCA DownsLink Group – YAC in Eastbourne

The Art Group will run for two hours 6-8pm on a term time weekly basis.  There will also be additional workshops and specialist art classes offered during school holidays.


This application is for an interactive and educational engaging project that will cover a number of disciplines.

We are looking for people to come and join the board.

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