Town Council Financial Grants

Lewes Town Council offers limited financial grants to qualifying organizations.

The aim of our financial grants scheme is to help promote a vibrant and active local community. The Council recognises and supports the valuable contribution made by many voluntary groups and organizations (often very small) in the fields of arts; sport; culture; social care; services for children and young adults; services for the elderly and people with disabilities; and many others who contribute to the well being of the local community.

We will consider financial support for community organisations working for the benefit of residents, with the intention of improving the range of services and activities in the town. We do not normally support commercial organizations.  There is a Grants Fund agreed within our annual budget for us to give away during the year, and grants up to £2,000 are disbursed four times each year. Larger sums may be considered, but you should discuss this with the Town Clerk before submitting an application.  Applications  can be made for help towards a special project, or the everyday running costs of your organization.

We assess the grant applications we have received in four ’rounds’ each year, although they can be submitted at any time – please see below for the current timetable.  

Please click here for the complete information pack, which includes details of the scheme, an application form, and guidance for applicants.

Please note, this may be downloaded for printing and submission but we regret cannot be completed on-line.


(delivered to Town Hall by 4:00pm)

Assessment Panel meets

(approval in-principle)



24th May 2019
5th June 2019
20th June 2019
6th September 2019
18th September 2019
3rd October 2019
22nd November 2019
4th December 2019
12th December 2019
24th January 2020
5th February 2020
27th February 2020

There is a limited budget each year for grants and the amounts requested often exceed the fund available. It is important that applicants provide a detailed picture of their project or of the activities of their organisation within the town.

Further information from
The Town Hall, High Street, Lewes, BN7 2QS
Telephone 01273 471469 Fax 01273 480919

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Lewes Town Council
Town Hall
East Sussex BN7 2QS
Tel: 01273 471469

Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4pm

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