We are seeking applications from fully constituted voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) organisations who already have strong, trusted relationships in West Sussex, particularly with communities in Crawley and/or Worthing (areas with higher incidence of HIV transmission).

We particularly welcome applications from grassroots organisations run by and for and/or supporting the following sections of the community (one or more of):

  • Gay and bisexual men who have sex with men (GBMSM), particularly under the age of 30, including those who do and do not access sexual health services
  •  Sexually active young people (16-30)
  • People from racially minoritized communities and migrant communities with a higher incidence of HIV
  • Sex workers
  • Trans people who have sex with men
  • Users of drug and alcohol services
  • Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities
  • Users of homelessness services

How much can you ask for?

  • There is £35,000 in total available and we aim to fund at least seven organisations to participate in this programme.
  • Each organisation can apply for up to £5,000 to fully cover the cost of participation.
  • Organisations can apply in partnership, but funding is limited to £5,000 per organisation.

The deadline for applications is 1 April 2024.

Information sessions

Information sessions will take place online on 29th February 12-1pm and 6th March 5-6pm. Contact the programme coordinator Magda Pasiut to sign up: magda@communityworks.org.uk

We may schedule a further information session later in March if there is sufficient interest.

If you have any questions about this programme and whether your organisation meets the criteria, or you need support with your application form, please email Magda Pasiut: magda@communityworks.org.uk