In June we asked East Sussex for great ideas to create positive change across our community! These good ideas needed an existing crowdfunder, so they could apply for the East Sussex Community Wellbeing Fund. The fund aims to support projects that are helping to create social equity, economic prosperity, cultural vitality, and environmental sustainability in East Sussex. It also provides up to £5k in match funding. We were excited to receive such a positive response from various interesting and important projects. These nine projects are now crowdfunding in East Sussex and looking for your support.

Project 1: East Sussex HIV Support

HIV peer-led community groups for people to meet, share peer support, volunteer, build community, and improve social equity and prosperity.

Learn more about East Sussex HIV Support.

Project 2: Afri-Co-Lab Opening Our Doors

Opening their doors once a week for the community and sharing a space to work on creative projects and encourage cultural cohesion.

Learn more about Afri-Co-Lab.

Project 3: A Band of Brothers Eastbourne

Supporting 18-25 year old men to make better choices. Older men will mentor the younger men and help them to understand their lives and aspirations for change.

Learn more about A Band of Brothers Eastbourne.

Project 4: The Posh Club, Hastings

The Posh Club combats isolation and loneliness in older people by providing a weekly glamorous, black-tie cabaret in a nightclub setting.

Learn more about The Posh Club.

Project 5: The Woodstore Expansion – East Sussex (Lewes)

Brighton’s Wood Recycling Project has opened outside Lewes. They are seeking funds to buy a van and to support unemployed trainees at Ringmer.

Learn more about The Woodstore Expansion.

Project 6: Beds4Kids

400,000+ children in the UK are without a bed. Beds4Kids will provide beds to children in need aged 0-16 years in East Sussex.

Learn more about Beds4Kids.

Project 7: Beachy Head Landscapes and Legends

Help change the narrative of Beachy Head through community archaeology, social history, art, and creativity.

Learn more about the Beachy Head Landscapes and Legends.


Project 8:The Pelham Wood Recycling Project

Help reduce wood waste in Rother. Working with local building sites, this project will collect waste wood and use it for community projects.

Learn more about The Pelham Wood Recycling.


Project 9: CMT Mechanical Making Space

A new HQ & workshop space for Cabaret Mechanical Theatre’s iconic automata collection to share the magic of mechanisms with the community.

Learn more about CMT Mechanical Making Space.


How you can support the crowdfunders 

  • Donate to the crowdfunders and pledge what you can.
  • Follow them on their social media channels.
  • Like, comment and share their posts to amplify their hard work and good cause.
  • Tell friends, family and colleagues about the projects you think they’d be interested in.