Healthy Neighbourhood Fund 2022/23 Review

In 2022/23 TDC’s Healthy Neighbourhood Fund gave out over 90 grants, supporting over 4,000 people.

We supported local community partners to form panels and make funding decisions, giving support to projects right across the city. In each area local communities decided how the grants were awarded.

All the projects support the health of local communities. Many of them do this is more ways that one, but looking at the main focus of each:

21 will increase active living.
19 will support healthy starts for children & young people.
15 will support healthy ageing.
14 will reduce loneliness & isolation.
12 will improve nutrition.
11 will improve mental health & wellbeing.

If you would like to find out more about applying for a grant to help your community, get in touch with the Community Development Worker for your area. Contact details are included at the end of each section.


In Bevendean

Action for Bevendean

Friends of Bevendean School £400

Provide winter event at the school to bring parents, guardians, teachers and pupils together to provide fun and learning activities and reduce isolation in the winter

New Bevendean Chomp £400

Bringing food and activities to families during the holidays to help those struggling and on school meals throughout half terms and summer by providing warm meals.

Lotus Yoga £500

Low-cost yoga activities weekly in the community. Mainly targeted at older people (50+)

Bevendean Foodbank £500

Providing emergency food to local residents in Bevendean and surrounding areas.

On Your Way Job Club and Digital Inclusion £500

Supporting people into work and training, signposting to local services but aiming at reducing isolation to older people through digital connecting.

Bevendean Community Garden £500

Community food growing activities regularly, learning opportunities.

Very Local Food Hubs £500

Affordable Fresh food provision for local families under financial pressure over winter months.

Fernee Forest Club £500

Young people and children’s outdoor and forest school activities – for food, equipment.

Cooking with Carly £500

Providing accessible and free cooking workshops, in foodbank, community garden. Especially cooking with items provided by foodbank and that are usually underutilised but easy to cook with.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Bevendean  contact your local Community Development Worker Anke Thurm on 07449 464 695 or email [email protected]


In Bristol Estate, Whitehawk and Manor Farm

Due East Neighbourhood Council

Benditlikebuddha £300

Provide increased physical activity for older people.

Manor Boccia £300

Provide gentle activity sessions suitable for those 50+ or with mobility challenges.

Manor Xmas Event £300

To provide an event for children and families on low incomes.

Whitehawk Arts Collective £300

To provide opportunities for families to be included in the arts by providing art based activities for local children.

Hawks Community Cafe £500

To provide informal community space for children, families and older people to meet and socialise and get community information.

Making Our Mark £300

To provide art activity for healthy eating workshops in partnership with WCFP for young people.

Jasmine Club £500

To provide a community club and activities for a women’s 50+ group. The membership is primarily black and minority ethnic women, many of which are isolated and or suffer disabilities.

Diabetes Group £440

It provides a space for residents living with diabetes and other related health conditions to get together and share ways to manage the condition better and with more confidence.

People into Permaculture £500

Create a community and supportive network of marginalised groups which supports and develop individual skills of community members – we engage members from across out LGBTQI* and Disabled community networks.

Learn the secret £300

To provide a therapeutic green space for those suffering cancer and relatives effected by cancer.

Whitehawk Home and Allotment Group £400

To provide home educated families the opportunity to learn together to grow and make healthy food and learn about sustainability.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Bristol Estate and Whitehawk contact your local Community Development Worker Claire Burchell on 07089 829 734 or email [email protected]


In Coldean

Coldean Forum

Coldean Community Allotment £300

Community allotment. Grow food and tend the allotment.

Coldean Residents Association £300

Local Newsletter.

Coldean Women's Group £200

Monthly healthy living sessions - Health and Wellbeing.

Coldean ARC £300

Weekly community restoration of rare species rich chalk grassland by bringing people outside and up into the hills.

Coldean Community Organisation: Coldean Youth Group £227

Coldean Youth Club Community Garden - primary school age children, 4 - 11 years old.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Coldean contact your local Community Development Worker Anke Thurm on 07449 464 695 or email [email protected]


In Craven Vale

Craven Vale Community Association

CVCA Over 50s Group £500

For some years now the Fifty Plus Group has been running for residents of both the Craven Vale Estate and the Pankhurst Avenue Estate. Anyone over that age is welcome to join for a monthly activity (or occasional excursion), at the Vale on the last Thursday of each month between 10 and 12. Lifts can be arranged for anyone with mobility issues. It’s free, and a mid-morning snack is usually followed by an activity or reminiscences about last the century!

Food Bank £350

Every Friday between 12 and 1pm “Friends on Friday” Food bank runs for residents and surrounding areas. Providing food support in exchange for a small donation.

Garden Group £250

The Gardens group was set up to improve the new access path and block borders. They hold regular garden sessions where any residents can come and take part in gardening a making the area more appealing.

Soup Group £150

Soup group was an idea for volunteers to make soup and distribute to locals.

Gentle Gym £350

Gentle Gym provides physical activity for older people. Gentle Gym purchased a wide range of gym equipment which is now being used in the Vale Community Centre every Monday and Wednesday between 11.30 and 1pm by people who wish to have gentle exercise close to home for free.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Craven Vale contact your local Community Development Worker Claire Burchell on 07089 829 734 or email [email protected]


In Hangleton and Knoll

The Hangleton and Knoll Project

Hangleton and Knoll Yoga for Well-Being £468

The funding paid for 9 weekly yoga classes open to the whole community to access with no cost to participants. We worked with Brighton Yoga Foundation who provided the tutor, and all sessions were held at St Richard’s Community Centre as a local accessible venue. This project engaged older people and people from ethnically diverse communities.

50+ Steering Group and Film Project

The group ran three in-person film screenings of historic footage about Brighton and Hove (from the archives in Hove Museum) followed by a healthy lunch and group conversation, for local people aged 50 and over. This project also engaged 4 people living with Dementia with targeted promotion by the CD Worker.

Hangleton Youth Club £500

HKP Youth team delivered a weekly term time youth club at Hangleton Community Centre. Every Wednesday young people aged 13-19 have taken part in planning and organising their own activities. The group have tried new healthy foods such as stirfry, cooked up by young volunteers. They have been able to access physical exercise in the form of football, table tennis and Spike Ball games. Additionally, the group have been able to make new friends and relationships.

Benfield Valley Project £379.29

The grant enabled the group to hold a nature event at the Benfield Valley to encourage the community to connect with nature and utilise the space though activities.

HKP Youth Team - Safe Out in the Summer Project £500

As part of the HKP Youth summer programme we ran open access youth sessions in Hangleton for ages 11-19 (25 with SEND. As part of the project young people took part in sports, music and arts activities to keep healthy, make friends and connect over summer. In addition, a community arts project to redesign the old basketball court took places over two days lead by a local graffiti artist.

Hangleton Community Centre Fun Day £365

This grant paid for a free fun day for the local community, with bouncy castle, face painting, Arts and crafts and smoothie bike. The whole event was free including refreshments.

Egyptian Coptic Group Cookery Classes £487.71

The group ran a regular program of cooking classes in Hangleton community centre covering everything from patisserie to fermentation. mainly Italian and Egyptian food.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Hangleton and Knoll contact the Hangleton and Knoll Project


In Hollingbury

Old Boat Community Association

Older People Activities Group £250

Try new activities for group of older people (50+) at Old Boat – marmalade making, line dancing, seated yoga, trip to One Garden.

30th Brighton Scout Group £200

To subsidise costs for an Easter trip for 10–14-year-olds.

EDGE £200

Host a dinner at a restaurant for people living with disabilities. The group runs regular activities, this is a one-off trip.

7th Hollingbury Patcham Brownies £200

Water and sports activities for young girls during the holiday.

B-RIGHT-ON Basketball Club £200

School holiday basketball camps to subsidise costs for kids from low income households

Carden Primary School PTA £200

To help breakfast club at school, to make sure young primary school kids get breakfast.

In Mind Memory Cafe Group £250

To provide a safe, welcoming space for people with early onset dementia and mild to moderate dementia and their carers. To run meaningful activities, including arts and crafts sessions on a weekly basis To build a dementia friendly community and a place for carers to have some time out.

5th Patcham Brownies £200

Holiday adventure for young people aged 7–10-year-old girls.

5th Patcham Guides £200

Overnight camp and activities for girls 10-14 years old attending guides group. Costs will be reduced and made more affordable.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Hollingbury contact your local Community Development Worker Anke Thurm on 07449 464 695 or email [email protected]


In Hollingdean

Hollingdean Development Trust

Lindfield Court Gardening Group £191

Weekly group run by residents at Lindfield Court - a Sheltered Accommodation scheme for people over 65.

Growing Our Community £500

We want to increase the number of people actively involved in growing food and gardening in Hollingdean, particularly on the estate.

Active Living Listing Hollingdean £500

Hollingdean News - single full page in each issue to be a dedicated sports and healthy-living activities listings.

Cook Around the Community £498

Introduction to budget cookery course - Cook and Eat sessions.

Hollingdean Wednesdays £476

Hollingdean Wednesdays - cooking & eating sessions, workshops to sing and play music together and poetry & creative writing workshops.

The Hollingdean Yoga Group £500

Low cost, inclusive and friendly Yoga class to residents in Hollingdean.

What is Normality? A Laburnum Grove Art Group Project £487

Weekly tutor led art group. Engaging wider older community in art sessions at Laburnum Grove - a Sheltered Accommodation scheme for people over 65.

Healing With Music £490

Free mutual support groups for people who want to learn and play guitar together to alleviate isolation, anxiety and stress.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Hollingdean contact your local Community Development Worker Anke Thurm on 07449 464 695 or email [email protected]


In Moulsecoomb and Bates Estate

Moulsecoomb Local Action Team

Noor-ul Huda £300

Fortnightly Sunday sessions for Muslim mums and children with tea & snacks, space to talk, play and seek advice and fun activities.

Communitas Dance £300

New Latin dance workshops for all abilities and ages.

Moulsecoomb and Bevendean Arts and Crafts Groups £300

Fortnightly arts & crafts groups that enables people to try out new skills/art forms given by qualified tutors.

26th Boys Brigade and Girls Association £300

Free activities for 4–11-year-olds. The funding is especially to purchase equipment for 16 children with additional needs (headphones, specially tailored games).

Sunflower Support Group £300

Bringing together local parents of children with additional needs monthly for peer and service support. In partnership with Amaze.

High Bevendean Advent Window Trail £150

Winter window trail in Moulsecoomb during advent with involvement of community.

Raj Community Acupuncture £250

Low-cost acupuncture for local and older people in the community

Bevy Seniors Club £150

50+ Lunch club at the Bevy every Friday. With activities.

Flamenco and Spanish Group £300

Weekly Flamenco sessions to increase physical activities and dance skills, mainly to older generations.

Broadfields Community Group £300

Weekly coffee morning at Broadfields Supported Housing for older people with arts & crafts.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Moulsecoomb and Bates Estate contact your local Community Development Worker Anke Thurm on 07449 464 695 or email [email protected]


In Pankhurst Area

Pankhurst Area Community Association

The World Food Project £500

Soup corner at the pantry. The project ran for 8 weeks before Christmas and provided healthy soup and fresh bread to everyone who attended the weekly Pankhurst Pantry sessions.

Christmas Event £500

Christmas community event.

Pankhurst Pantry £350

Pankhurst Pantry, weekly social supermarket - provision of additional healthy snacks for school age children.

Community Gardening £80

Community gardening.

Older People's Group for Craven Vale and Pankhurst

Older peoples group for CV & Pankhurst - monthly older people's group.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Pankhurst Area contact your local Community Development Worker Ceza da Luz on 07366605790 or email [email protected]



In Portland Road

West Hove Forum

Friends of Davis Park £500

To contribute towards the cost of a new bench as part of our sensory garden project. The park is a peaceful space and is much enjoyed by local residents and other visitors. We feel an additional bench would be welcomed by all park users but particularly older people who regularly visit.

At present there are just two benches on the north side of the park and both are in direct sunlight. We think this bench would help to make the park more welcoming and accessible, particularly in the summer, to people who may wish to enjoy the peace of the park while resting out of the strong sunshine.

Friends of Hove Lagoon £500

To install a bench by the north-west Hove Lagoon pavilion overlooking the garden, to provide peace and quiet for visitors and a temporary resting place for volunteer gardeners. It would be located under the eaves of the pavilion, in the shade and sheltered from the wind and rain. To plant a row of spring bulbs beneath the boundary hedge at the north of the Lagoon, at a bulb planting day with refreshments. To buy some edging and weeding tools, which would cost around.

Friends of West Hove Infant School £500

The site of the former swimming pool at West Hove Infant School has been made into a greener space called “Saplings” for the children to experience a different type of learning. The swimming pool was filled in with concrete and fenced off. Contractors built a cabin, a log path and log circle, with raised planters, a mucky kitchen and bug hotels etc. It encourages the teaching of nature study, outdoor skills, growing and planting. Parents are also involved in activities there after school. It’s been up and running for a year and is used by all the children in the school. The group would like funding to make it slightly larger and create more vegetable beds. They also want to have a tarpaulin on wooden posts to provide shade and shelter, as well as improving access. The quotes from the original contractors were the best value for money and the work would be done at a slightly reduced rate.

The Secret Garden £500

The Secret Garden has been going since 2014 and this year has been probably the most challenging. There has been a high level of vandalism, which is an ongoing
issue, and they’ve had to shut the garden outside working times, which is a real shame as they used to get over 100 visitors during the week. The group would like to apply for £500 towards repairing the damage and working on the pond, and ongoing planting and maintenance work in the garden. There are 9-15 volunteers who work in the garden every
weekend. The pond project still needs to be completed - that’s the area that got the most vandalism. The apiary needs to be refurbished. The trees are quite high now and need to be cut back to improve the sunlight.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Portland Road contact your local Community Development Worker Amy Allison on 07477 972 455 or email [email protected]


In Portslade

Portslade Community Forum

Sudanese Society in Brighton and Hove £500

Football tournament for members of the Sudanese community. 8 teams from different neighbourhoods including Portslade. To bring together members of the Sudanese community to help emphasise the importance of teamwork. Many of the beneficiaries are refugees and asylum seekers who are battling with trauma and loss. The football tournament will encourage connection in a positive and fun activity.

Portslade Women Wellbeing £500

8-week women only wellbeing group that will include gentle exercise (qigong) plus a breathing exercise for overall health and energy. Each session will end with a healthy herbal tea and time to chat.

Sanctuary £500

A weekly opportunity to gather with others and improve and maintain health. Includes a mix of gentle movement, awareness and guided meditation practices which is suitable for all ages but particularly older people. Need funds for venue hire and portable speaker.

Portslade and Mile Oak over 50's Friendship Group £200

Purchase a kodak camera and film to use at the 50 plus group coronation event. The camera will be used to create ‘memory cards’ which members can take home with them as a memento. Several members have dementia or Alzheimer's so creating memory cards will be extra special for them particularly as physical photos aren’t
used much anymore. The camera will also be used to take photos for future publicity and at other events and the monthly group sessions

Fresh Start Portslade £380

Provide a gardening project for Portslade residents by recreating a medieval/Tudor herb and medicinal garden at Portslade medieval manor ruins. The project plans to include sessions dedicated to older people, school children and local residents. The funding will pay towards building the herb garden and buying the plants which will be a mix of young plants and seeds.

Recstravaganza at Victoria Park £400

A poster competition and park event for young families.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Portslade contact your local Community Development Worker Amy Allison on 07477 972 455 or email [email protected]


In Tarner and Eastern Road

Albion Community Forum

Dorset Mews Residents Association £500

Greening the Dorset Mews Community Garden

Exploring Senses CIC £500

3D Pen Club for young people.

Fibroflys £500

Support for people living with Fibromyalgia -Food diaries and support groups sessions for members.

Leah Court Social £500

Christmas Events and trips for older residents.

Martlets Court Residents £500

Seated Yoga for Older residents.

Millwood Community Centre £500

Four weekly drop-ins over winter with games, toys, hot soup and drinks provided and information about local services and community information.

Patching Lodge Social Committee £500

Movement to Music – Chair based exercise for older people.

People into Permaculture £500

‘Grow Your Life’ - a peer support project using the principles of Permaculture to create a community of marginalised groups i.e., LGBTQI* or people with a disability with the aim of developing individual skills and mutual support.

Tarner Community Project £500

Environmental improvement and Young People working together on a creative project.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Tarner and Eastern Road contact your local Community Development Worker Ceza da Luz on 07366605790 or email [email protected]


In Woodingdean

Woodingdean Community Association

Winter Warmers Reminiscence Group £250

Xmas card making and a Xmas tea party with activities.

Woodingdean Community Association Volunteers £250

Levelling & concreting a path between two greenhouses at the Centre.

Woodingdean Wilderness Group £250

Wilder Woodingdean Community Meeting.

Brighton Choir £250

The purchase of 25 new music folders replacing the old ones.

WCA Food Hub £900

Secure food storage and packs for meals for food hub users. Provide 24+ families of 4, The choice of 4 types of meals, put into kits with recipe sheets.

To apply to the next round of the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund in Woodingdean contact your local Community Development Worker Claire Burchell on 07089 829 734 or email [email protected]

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