How To Apply:

Please read the information on the Grants page to understand what is and is not funded. For a small selection of case studies and a full list of EKCT grantees, please click here

Take our eligibility questionnaire:

Eligibility Questionnaire

Adjustment to grant boundaries

Given the impact of inflation and the cost of living crisis on demand for services and the associated costs to charities, EKCT’s Small, Medium and Large grant boundaries have been raised as per the application information below (18/05/23).

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Cost of Living for Sussex-based charities

We recognise the challenges that rising costs are having on local charities, which will likely impact services for vulnerable people in Sussex.

EKCT Trustees have approved a small amount of additional funding to assist those Sussex charities most in need. This is to help meet increased costs such as utility bills for vital day and residential services, staffing costs to meet the additional needs of beneficiaries during a cost-of-living crisis, and fuel costs. We have therefore amended our grant application form to include space for you to provide information about the impact of these cost increases on your charity in addition to your main application for funding. Please note Trustees regret they are unlikely to be able to provide support for the increased costs involved in running a charity office, or for charities not supporting beneficiaries in Sussex.

If you are struggling to meet increased costs but have already made an application to EKCT in the last year, please telephone or email us for advice using the contact details on this website. (Updated 24th July 2023)

Apply for Funding:

Small grant applications are accepted throughout the year. Medium and large grant applications are only open within specific date ranges during the year as outlined below.

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Small Grant — up to £10,000

Applications accepted throughout the year.

Trustees aim to review applications within 60 days of application submission.

Small Grant Application Form
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Medium Grant — £10,001 to £20,000

Applications accepted online four times a year during the following date ranges:

4th January – 4th February
18th April – 12th May
10th July – 13th August
9th October – 12th November

Trustees aim to review applications within 8-12 weeks of application submission.

Medium Grant Application Form
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Large Grant — over £20,001

Applications accepted online twice a year during the following date ranges:

4th January – 4th March
10th July – 10th September

Trustees aim to review applications within 12-15 weeks of application submission.

Please note: Large grants are restricted to charities with whom the trustees have built up a deep understanding and/or close relationship over a period of several years. For this reason, the application is password protected.

If you are an existing funding partner of EKCT and have not applied for a large grant before, please contact EKCT to first discuss your application.

Large Grant Application Form

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