Devonshire West Big Local Announces Next Round of Community Grants Programme

24 July 2017

Devonshire West Big Local is pleased to announce that it will be launching its sixth round of funding this autumn.

Round 6 of the successful Community Grants programme will be opening on Monday, 18 September 2017.

The Devonshire West Big Local Community Grants programme offers community groups, both formal and informal, grants of up to £3,000 to run a project, event or campaign in the Devonshire West area of Eastbourne for the benefit of Devonshire West residents.

Projects which meet one or more of Devonshire West Big Local's 5 main themes may be considered for funding:

  • Children & Young People
  • Older People
  • Multicultural
  • Environment and Area Appearance
  • Whole Community

If you know of any groups who may have an interest in running a project in the area then please do pass on this information!

For an application form please contact Samantha Wickens, Administrator, at

For more information on what Devonshire West Big Local will and will not fund through the community grants programme, support on developing a project or filling in an application form then please contact Jessica Boelema, Community Development Officer, at for more support.

All applications must be submitted by midnight on Monday, 30 October 2017.

As the locally trusted organisation, 3VA is the accountable body, holds the funding and is responsible to the Local Trust for project monitoring for the 10 year £1 million, resident-led and Big Lottery funded Devonshire West Big Local (DWBL) project. Devonshire West Big Local offers community groups and local people grants of between £200 and £60,000 to run community projects in the area.