Healthy Neighbourhood Fund 2020/21 Review

In 2020/21 TDC’s Healthy Neighbourhood Fund gave out over 100 grants, supporting 4,600 people.

We supported local community partners to form panels and make funding decisions, giving support to projects right across the city from Portslade to Bevendean, Whitehawk to Hollingbury, and beneficiaries included art clubs, community gardens,  self-defense classes, shopping trollies for food banks, inclusive football clubs and more. 

In each area local communities  decided how the grants were awarded.

“I found the grant process very interesting and was amazed at how groups had responded creatively to meet the needs of local residents and young people during the pandemic”

Local resident and panel member Gemma

As expected a lot of projects funded were responding to the pandemic. Providing direct support, or making existing projects accessible by going online or supplying PPE. The funding panels also had to change due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

“Most of us hadn’t been on an HNF panel before, so we had a lot to learn about how to make funding decisions. It was a good experience even if we had to meet online, and it feels good to be able to fund some of our most valued groups in the neighbourhood during the pandemic.”

Old Boat Community Centre Manager



In Bevendean

Action for Bevendean

Friends of Avenue Orchard £400

Planting and maintaining an orchard and other trees on the Avenue to improve experiences.

Bevendean Community Garden £400

Feel-good-Friday sessions with cooking, gardening and peer-to-peer support and wellbeing focus.

Bevendean Foodbank £400

Cooking equipment and shopping trolleys to support recipients of the foodbank to cook healthy meals at home and transport food without needing a car.

Create to Plate £400

Baking packs for families to make food together at home during lockdown.

Fernee Forest Club £400

Equipment, shelter, PPE, snack costs for regular outdoor activities in natural space for families -health walks, forest school sessions for young children and teenagers.

Friends of Bevendean Down £400

Extra equipment to keep volunteers safe during sessions (PPE, gloves), also litter pickers and insurance for regular conservation sessions.

The Very local Food Hubs £400

Outdoors “cooking on a budget sessions” at the community garden with easily accessible food.

Arts and Crafts Group £200

Activity trail for families to find autumnal objects around the neighbourhood

Bevendean Bulletin £200

Leaflet distribution with positive messaging about vaccination.

We had a lot to learn about meeting online this year and are proud that we could still run a Dragon’s Den during lockdown on Zoom to bring people together and collaborate on their projects.


In Bristol Estate, Whitehawk and Manor Farm

Due East Neighbourhood Council

Whitehawk FC £500

Inclusive community football club.

Whitehawk Community Food Project £500

Gardening and food growing project.

Hawks Cafe £500

Community space providing support for young people and families

Salaam FC £500

Community football club supporting young Black, Asian and minority ethnic men

Manor Travelling Farm £500

Environmental learning experience project for young people

Arts Collective £250

Arts and Crafts programme for young people

Making Our Mark £400

Arts workshops to include outdoor art activities

Manor Boccia and lunch Club £400

Weekly Activity games & social session for older people

Manor Arts Club £400

Weekly activity art sessions

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Gardening Project £400

Weekly gardening sessions


In Coldean

Coldean Forum

Foodbank £500

Weekly foodbank offering recipes packs to encourage information on cooking on a budget.

Knit 'n Knatter £250

Weekly activity group for NL & Coldean

Allotments £250

Social physical activity growing fruit & veg.

Youth Group £500

Healthy eating and building positive peer relationships through shared physical activity

Coldean Corner £500

Intergenerational supper club.


In Craven Vale

Craven Vale Community Association

Run-a-Mile  £200

A running group for children meeting before school in Queen's Park

Friends of Craven Vale £150

Tree labelling  project to maintain woodland and promote biodiversity

Wild Life Garden £100

Tending to the wild life garden and lending tools to people who want to improve the communal areas.

50+ Group £200

Healthy snacks, activities and outings for older people.

Juicing/Pickling Project £150

Pickles and juices from allotment surplus. 

Young People Activities £150

Materials for activities. 

Apiary £150

Online learning about bee keeping.

Games Evening £100

A monthly activity to combat social isolation.

Wild Flower Planting £100

Purchasing plugs to plant across the estate and feed the bees.

Knit 'n Knatter £250

Weekly activity group for NL & Coldean

Allotments £250

Social physical activity growing fruit & veg.

Youth Group £500

Healthy eating and building positive peer relationships through shared physical activity

Orchard Project £100

Looking after over 80 fruit trees on the estate.

Mushroom Composting £200

Basic equipment to begin growing mushrooms.

Summer fair £200

Activity week and blossom day for the whole community. 


In Hangleton and Knoll

The Hangleton and Knoll Project

50+ Tai Chi £183.60

Costs to cover Tai Chi course.

Befriending Group £459.20

A face to face befriending group with Hangleton and Knoll project and Together Co.

Shape Up Exercise Group £400

Online weekly exercise classes.

SEND Youth Project £500

A pilot project for Amaze, HKP and Extratime to help young people with disabilities access youth services.

Weald Community Food Centre £450

Food growing and cooking sessions for Weald Allotments.


I feel more informed about how the grant processes work in terms of decision making and assessing how criteria is met as a group and hearing other people's views. 



In Hollingbury

Old Boat Community Association

5th Patcham Guides £250

Activities and healthy snacks.

Kidz Club Carden £300

Santa bus trip delivering food parcels.

Community Group at Old Boat £150

Creation of a community garden to grow fresh produce and encourage outdoor activities. 

5th Patcham Brownies £250

Providing activities with healthy snacks.

Carden PTA £250

Outdoor activities and IT support for primary school children. 

B-RIGHT-ON Basketball £280

Basketball equipment and sports hall updating.

EDGE £400

Physical and fun activities for people with disabilities.

Old Boat Childminders' Group £120

Regular activities for children under 5.


In Hollingdean

Hollingdean Development Trust

Music for Healing £498

Healing with music

Open Strings £498

Affordable community music sessions.

Hollingdean Repair Cafe £499.98

Reducing landfill waste and sharing skills.

DIY Kodak Collective £500

Keep calm and carry on organising. 

Stanmer Street Community Garden Group £332.36

Sourcing, building and maintaining an edible medicinal hedge.

Growing Hollingdean £430

Gardening for health.

Feminist Fight Club £500

Self defence group.


In Moulsecoomb and Bates Estate

Moulsecoomb Local Action Team

Noor-ul-Hada £300

Weekly food and activity sessions for Muslim women and their children. 

Friends of Maggie's Corner £250

Improving a playground and surrounding natural space. 

Goodwood Way Play Area £250

Improving the play area with gardening, painting and planting. 

Moulsecoomb Skate Park Group £300

Promoting skating and campaigning for an outdoor skate park in Moulsecoomb. 

Chomp Moulsecoomb £300

Food hygiene course for volunteers running a holiday club. 

Chatterboxes at the Bevy £300

Lunch club for older people with dementia friendly activities. 

Flamenco and Spanish Group £300

Affordable flamenco classes for the community. 

Metamorphosis Art Group £300

Free arts, crafts and yoga classes. 

St Andres Fruit and Orchard Garden £300

New community garden to grow food and create an orchard. 

Friday Friends £300

Weekly doorstops at lunch club members homes during the pandemic to check on them and deliver dessert.

St George's Hall Resource Centre £150

Community office space and wifi access. 

26th Boys Brigade and Girls Association £300

Covid secure activities with healthy food. 



In Pankhurst Area

Pankhurst Area Community Association

Pankhurst Planters £500

Funding compost and top soil for a community planter. 

Tantrum Dance Group £500

To fund activity packs and hold a celebration event when it is safe to do so. 

Pankhurst Pantry Project £500

Pop up cookery workshops for an affordable food project. 

Mosaic Project £350

Creating a mosaic based on local children's drawings

Showcase and Celebration £500

A celebration event for all the beneficiaries of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund. 


In Portland Road

West Hove Forum

Hove Beach Croquet Club £500

Access project for Scrabble Down the Croquet group.

The Friends of Hove Lagoon £500

Clean ups, weedathon and planting.

Stoneham Bakehouse £500

Bread baking classes of isolated over 55s.

Secret Garden £500

Planting, growing and improving access. 

Purple People Kitchen £500

Food supplies for food bank.

Portslade Bowls Club £500

Launch of a new bowls club.

Portslade District Guides £500

Online projects during lockdown.

Mile Oak Football Club £500

Football for all project. 

Valley Road Planters Project £500

To decorate and replant the planters in Valley Road. 


In Tarner and Eastern Road

Albion Community Forum

AANF Rejuvination Garden Project £468

White Street Community Garden Sunday Sessions.

AANF Nutrition Isolated Older People £500

A volunteer led survey and cafe based event. 

Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group £275

Reducing landfill waste and sharing skills.

Dorset Mews Residents Group £500

A greening project for Dorset Mews and its immediate environment. 

Exploring Senses CIC £500

Online art sessions for 7-12 year olds. 

Fibroflys £500

Support for people living with Fibromyalgia.

Imaya Ladies and Chidren's Group £500

Mental and physical wellbeing activities for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic families. 

Lavender House Social Club £440

Gardening and greening of communal shared space. 

Leach Court Social Club £500

Christmas cheer for isolated and socially distanced residents. 

Patching Lodge £500

A celebratory tea party for residents isolated during lockdown.


In Woodingdean

Woodingdean Community Association

Woodingdean Wilderness £200

Planting, maintaining and equipment for bat walks. 

Woodingdean Youth Club £180

Including boxing as an activity at youth club.

Winter Warmers £200

Taking support group online and making Covid safe measures. 

Ravensbourne Court Residents Gardeners £200

Increased planting and seating to encourage residents to enjoy the outdoor space. 

Woodingdean Fundraisers £400

Communal planting creating a focus for remembrance. 

Woodingdean Tenants and Residents Association £200

Provision and awareness of a defibrillator. 

Woodingdean Horticultural Society £150

Planting and purchase of PPE and cleaning materials. 

Four Deans Stroke Club £270

Support and social interaction for people recovering from strokes. 

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