EGMEL 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 are shown below.

Local organisations that believe they are aligned with the objectives of EGMEL  are invited to apply for consideration for a grant. The closing date for such applications is 31st March, and EGMEL will respond by the end of May, with payment in June.

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

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

Please email with details of why you believe your organisation should be considered.

EGMEL Grants 2024

Name of OrgansiationAmount (£)
West Hoathly Primary School500
EG Trefoil Guild (Guides)500
Filipino British Nurses (Extra care) Association750
East Grinstead Community Bonfire750
Felbridge Cricket Club500
East Grinstead District Mental Health Association500
Disability Access500
Escotts School500
Christians Against Poverty1000
EG Foodbank2000
4 Sight Vision Support1000
Greenaway Foundation1000
Ashurst Wood Junior FC500
East Grinstead FC
Ashdown Hub500
East Grinstead Athletics Club1000
Chequer Mead500
EG Being Neighbourly500
Nurture Nature500
EG Family Network1000

EGMEL Grants 2023

Name of OrganisationAmount (£)
East Grinstead Swimming Club2000
Super Siblings1000
Family Support Work3000
East Grinstead & District Mental Health Group500
Everychild Trust3000
William Robinson Gravetye Charity1000
Chequer Mead Theatre500
Meridian Radio400
Age UK East Grinstead & District1000
Estcots School Association2000
East Grinstead Bonfire Society300
Sussex Clubs for YP1000
Halsford Park School (Friends of)300
Kangaroos Mid Sussex1000
Jigsaw SouthEast500
East Grinstead Lions3500
East Grinstead Museum750
Relate West Sussex400
Being Neighbourly1000
NTCTS Resolution500
4th EG Scouts500
6th EG Rainbows887
St Mary’s Sch1000
EG Target Shooting Club750
Turning Tides500
Running total29587

EGMEL Grants 2022

Felbridge Cricket ClubRefurbishment of non grass nets surface£3,000
Imberhorne SchoolCreate outdoor Mindfulness space with living wall £2,000
Conservators of Ashdown ForestDefibrillator and store for same£1,000
Family Support WorkSupporting families & children, getting kids back into education , home visiting interventions, £2,500
Redhurst Dancing SchoolCosts to cover resources, costumes and chaperones for show at the Hawth£1,000
EG AthleticsHigh jump bed, and a rain cover, training hammers for throwers£3,620
EG Swimming ClubBack stroke ledges for training swimmers£500
EG District Association for Mental HealthSupport to run groups and trips, and occasional hardship money support£300
Halsford Park SchoolOutside space – ongoing phase 2, replacing tired trim trail£1,000
Parkinsons UK ( EG)Support people of EG Crawley Down & Crawley and families – create a garden at Haven Centre Crawley Down £500
Ashdown HubHelp those with mental health issues, volunteers counsellors, GPs psychs, art group costs£3,000
Windmill Day NurseryReplace rubber matting around play equipment£1,000
Disability Access EGLoan out manual wheelchairs etc, £1,000
Grenestede Talking NewsUSB sticks or CDs for poorly sighted monies to replace useable wallets£130
Blackwell SchoolEquipment for new classroom ie whiteboard £500
Thomas Poole (Scout)A scout raising money to attend world Jamboree£500
Escotts Primary SchoolCreation of sensory room, costs of resources therein£3,000
Sackville SchoolRevamping the BASE a space used by vulnerable students£1,500
Meridian RadioFM Transmitter and broadcasting equipment£500
Glo YouthFaith youth support group £500
Chequer MeadNew story time series of events aimed at early readers, pre schoolers£1,000
Yarbrugh CommunityInstall a timer and thermostat for boiler. Replace lighting plus outdoor play hut£1,500
Nature NurtureDragonflies group ongoing resource costs£450
All grants have been acknowledged and where appropriate formal credit to EGMEL made in official
publicity notices or news letters. A list of grantees including £1000 to The Better Breathing Co was
circulated to members before it transpired that the Better Breathing Co had closed and accordingly
the £1000 so allocated was then split equally between Blackwell School and Thomas Poole.
The total of £30000 granted had previously been authorised by the Company.

EGMEL Grants 2021

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
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

EGMEL Grants 2020

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

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