Local projects in the running for One Family Foundation funding

Some amazing local projects have been shortlisted for Community Award funding from the OneFamily Foundation. The number of votes cast will determine which projects successfully receive the funding and I would be delighted if one of the projects based in my constituency, or a service providing city-wide benefits in Brighton and Hove, is selected.

It’s always a dilemma for me as the local MP to champion one cause over another, especially since I know how vital funding streams like the OneFamily Community Awards are to small community projects and initiatives. Whilst I might act as a patron for some in the running, or have visited others on many occasions, each project shortlisted offers something unique. 

I’m hoping this blog will help to draw attention to the incredible work being done by those in the running - and that Brighton and Hove residents get voting to increase the likelihood of one of our local projects being awarded funding.

Voting is open now, and ends on the 6th September, so not long left to vote. If you do have a moment to look at the projects in the running and then cast a vote, it would be hugely appreciated by me and potentially make a real difference to the organisations hoping to put the funding to good use.

Projects in the running include:

Brighton Handball Club Starlings Women Team

Brighton Handball Club Starlings Women Team is involved in getting more Girls (age 14), Young Women (16 to 22) and Women active in the Community.


Bright PIP

BrightPIP is a specialised infant mental health team partially supported by PIP UK. With secure funding, more time could be dedicated to the delivery of this unique service to families in the local community, from conception to a child’s second birthday. BrightPIP work with families from the most deprived areas of Brighton.


Grace Eyre Open Studio

The aim of our ‘Grace Eyre Open Studio’ is for people with learning disabilities in Brighton & Hove to be trained in, and deliver, high-quality customer service, sell art work created by their peers, and meet new people. This project will fit out and launch a new creative studio, shop and exhibition space in a bustling market.


Restoration of the West Pier Kiosk on the sea front Piazza

The West Pier Trust wishes to start a programme of West Pier themed talks and events to encourage the public to engage in the Pier’s heritage. Funding would enable the Trust to expand its teaching to reach schools and buy teaching materials for sessions. And it would help start a programme of West Pier themed talks & events to encourage the public to engage in the Pier’s heritage.


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