The Brighton Fund

Please note that all applications to the Brighton Fund must be made by support workers on behalf of clients who are residents of Brighton & Hove

Grants for people who are residents of Brighton and Hove and need financial assistance. People of any age can apply, but applicants who are 60 years or older are given priority.

A support worker can apply for anything that is a one-off cost that is necessary for the person who needs the grant. The Trustees usually help with household items, such as:

  • fridges
  • freezers
  • washing machines
  • beds
  • mattresses
  • small white goods

Last updated on 23 May 2022

Who is eligible?

People who are resident in Brighton and Hove and need financial assistance. 

What we can't give grants for

  • consumer electronics, such as laptops or phones
  • debts, although we will fund Debt Relief Order (DRO) applications
  • anything that requires an ongoing cost
  • anyone who is homeless. Please contact Brighton & Hove City Council if you or the person you are supporting is homeless.

How to apply?

All applications must be made by a third party such as a welfare adviser, social worker or minister. 

Brighton & Hove City Council website administer this fund. The support worker can complete the fund's online application from or download an application form from Brighton & Hove City Council's website

The Brighton Fund makes awards at monthly meetings. It can take up to a month for your application to be considered.

Apart from the online form, we cannot acknowledge applications.

Contact details

Room 167, Hove Town Hall
Norton Road
East Sussex

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