Grant Funding Available from West Sussex County Council

The new approach to grant funding West Sussex Crowd is the new crowdfunding initiative which gives people the opportunity to run crowdfunding campaigns for local projects across West Sussex.  This is now live!


West Sussex County Council (WSCC) has a £330,000 Community Initiative Fund (CIF) for projects running crowdfunding campaigns. This replaces the way that the County Council has allocated its grant funding in previous years. Spacehive is the crowdfunding platform which WSCC has chosen to partner with for this initiative.


We are running free events for groups with project ideas who would like to start crowdfunding will run in each District and Borough area during May. Click below for details of the events near you and to book your place:

  • Chichester Community Workshop, Tuesday 15th May, 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Arun Community Workshop, Friday 18th May, 10am – 12noon
  • Horsham Community Workshop, Thursday 17th May, 10am – 12noon

This is an exciting new development for the whole county. If you have further queries about getting started or would like to discuss your project ideas, please email