Grants

As a Registered Charity, East Grinstead Memorial Estate Ltd is obliged to file financial, and other information with the Charities Commission where it is then open to public inspection.

Each year EGMEL makes Charitable donations appropriate to its resources. A list of the donations made in 2021 are shown below

EGMEL Grants 2021

OrganisationPurposeAmount
Mid Sussex Mencap Gateway ClubDefray Club costs of Hall Hire, Resources, Outings, Visiting entertainers, Instructors£1,500
Meridian RadioTo replace broadcasting equipment. New OB transport vehicle£5,000
FegansOngoing Costs year to year£750
EG Mental HealthOngoing costs£500
Age UK - EG districtGeneral Activities £750
Yarburgh Community preschoolResources, equipment, outdoor play equipment, eg tuff trays, outdoor library£3,500
Sackville College2 x garden benches for use by residents/visitors£550
Family Support WorkFunds to reinstate playwork sessions and equipment for same£1,000
Hindleap Warren London YouthGround maintenance staff lifeguard training external instructor cost High ropes course refresh, chief instructor x 1 day training for 9 instructors, London Youth staff member Disability awareness refresher£500
EG FoodbankOngoing funding needs £2,000
Glow YouthCosts to restart post covid, a residential stay, equipment, £500
COPD Support GroupBasic computer skills training for older members£480
Stone Quarry Café & Community FridgeJam jars, glass bottles, (for storage of food) 1 iPad
£671
Halsford Park (Friends of)Ongoing drive to raise money to replace playground equipment£1,000
Advance CentreTo allow families in need to be treated free of charge to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy £500
Education at Ashdown ForestParachute tent to provide shelter, fire bowl, fencing of ed area (safety need) material plus labour£750
TOTAL£19,951

EGMEL Grants 2020

OrganisationPurposeAmount
2nd EG RainbowsHelp with running costs£485
4th EG GuidesNew Mess Tent£1,000
6th EG RainbowsHelp with running costs£500
6th EG Scouts6 Tents, Fridge & Cooler for group camp£1,000
Chequer MeadReplace garden furniture£800
EG Assoc. for Mental HealthCreative expressions arts group, employ artist, provide materials£250
EG Football ClubImprove pitch drainage£1,000
EG MuseumCosts of craft materials£1,000
FegansIncrease availability of counselling hours for local children£500
Felbridge & Sunnyside CCReplace the cricket wicket£3,000
FoodbankLaptops etc to support voucher system to support safe distancing£1,700
GloYouth, Jubilee CentrePurchase new camera etc for online interaction£500
Halsford Park SchoolUpgrade playground equipment, benches, play equipment£1,500
Hindleap WarrenReplace UPVC frames to Hindleap walkway£1,000
Imberhorne SchoolTo purchase books for their library£750
Nature Nuture SussexTo cover admission costs, to enable a reduced fee to users£250
Sackville School3 permanent outdoor table tennis tables£4,575
Trefoil GuildRefurbish Centenary Nature Trail at East Court£1,000
TOTAL£20,180

Local organisations that believe they are aligned with the objectives of EGMEL (see Home) are invited to apply for consideration for a grant. The closing date for such applications is 30th April, and EGMEL will respond by the end of May, with payment in June.

Preferably applications should be for capital equipment, rather than revenue.

It is unlikely that grants will exceed £5,000.

EGMEL work with Mid Sussex Voluntary Action who can assist with applications if necessary.

Please email lynngraysmark@yahoo.co.uk with details of why you believe your organisation should be considered.