New fund for Community Friends and Good Neighbour Schemes

Good Neighbour Development Grant Fund – awards up to the value of £500 (five hundred pounds)


East Sussex County Council are pleased to offer a time-limited funding opportunity which could assist you to further develop your local Community Friends or Good Neighbour Scheme.

The grants is up to £500 (five hundred pounds) to existing and new Community Friends/Good Neighbour Scheme groups with an income of under £50,000 to support activities that either:

  1. Support an established Good Neighbour Scheme to develop, either through expanding or ensuring that the GNS groups can remain self-sustaining
  2. Assist a new Good Neighbour Scheme (GNS) to become operational

Please be aware that although the fund closes for applications at 5pm on the  is 23rd February, this is a limited grant funding pot, so applicants are advised to apply early to ensure that sufficient funds are still available.

Follow the links below for application forms and guidance and return completed application and relevant documents to


If you need any help do call the office on 01424 217259, we are happy to help you out.

GNS Development Grant Application Form – final v5

GNS Development Grant Guidance Notes – final v5

GNS Development Grant Monitoring Form – final v5