Our Educational Funding Case Studies in Sussex
Here are some examples of projects where we have provided educational funding in East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove
DALLINGTON C E PRIMARY SCHOOL - based in a designated Area of Natural Beauty in East Sussex with 90 pupils, the school celebrated its centenary in 2014. The Friends of Dallington School decided to celebrate the occasion with the provision of an outdoor learning facility and applied to us for assistance towards their target of £20,000. We were able to award a grant of £5,000 and, in doing so, the target was reached and the ‘log cabin’ style classroom was built and is now being fully utilised.
DOWNLANDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL - with over 1000 pupils, situated in West Sussex, the College’s aim was to renovate their IT facilities. Whilst West Sussex County Council agreed to fund the renovation of the temporary buildings, the College needed to find £100,000 to remodel the interior, and create an ICT ‘Hub’. The Trust awarded a grant of £14,000 to fund the provision of equipment, including PCs, monitors, interactive whiteboard and projector and a printer. The project took a year to complete and ‘The Hub’ was officially opened early in 2014.
WESTERN ROAD COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL - situated in Lewes, with more than 200 pupils, there has always been a need for a safe and stimulating playground facility. Over the past 25 years the Trust has been able to help the school with its playground development and the latest contribution of £5,000, in 2013, enabled the school to lay a safety surface and to replace a 15 year old climbing frame (originally funded by the Trust), with a multi-play climbing frame with slide and clatter-bridge.
EASEBOURNE C E PRIMARY SCHOOL - with around 200 pupils, the school’s library provision needed improvement. The Trust receives many applications for such improvements and is happy to support worthwhile projects. Our grant of £8,000, towards the school’s target of £33,000, enabled them to refurbish the library area and restock the reading material.
CHAILEY HERITAGE FOUNDATION - a total grant of £40,000 was awarded, over a period of two years, towards the Life Skills Centre for young adults with complex disabilities and health needs. This unit was completed early in 2013 after successfully reaching the fundraising target of £1.8m. By agreement with Chailey Heritage our grant was applied towards the equipping of the Life Skills IT Centre and designated in memory of the Trust’s late and founding Chairman, Ben Hanbury.
ASHURST WOOD COMMUNITY PRE-SCHOOL - established in 1971, the pre-school operated from the local village hall until 2009 when it temporarily relocated to Ashurst Wood Primary School. In 2013 the pre-school obtained planning permission to build its own premises within the Primary School’s grounds. We were able to contribute £10,000 towards the total funding required of £150,000 and the pre-school is now thriving and working closely with the Primary School to ensure a smooth transition to Reception class.