Community support

At Brighton and Hove Buses, we don't just deliver a great bus service, we're part of the lifeblood of our vibrant city. We see it as our responsibility to sustain and connect communities. As a leading business in the city we strive to be responsible, and in every action we take, we aim to do the right thing by you - the community - from which we're made and help to make.

Community pot

Every year we've been quietly giving away small pots of money to community and charity groups to help you to continue to make Brighton & Hove the unique, vibrant, exciting, innovative arts and culture magnet that has made it the envy of cities throughout the country.

To make the whole system fairer and to make it available to groups that may not have previously known about our fund, from now on we'll be opening the offer to bids twice a year for support ranging from a few hundred pounds to a few thousand pounds.

Those organisations we've already committed to for this year will not be affected by these new arrangements for the duration of their support package.

The decision will be made by the corporate team at Brighton & Hove Buses and will be judged on how well our support will serve the community in which we operate.

Applying for funding

To apply for funding, please follow these brief instructions:

Tell us the following things in no more than 4,000 characters:

  1. What you do that benefits any community group in the Brighton & Hove area?
  2. What do you feel is unique about what you do?
  3. How you intend to deliver the relevant initiative for which you require funding?
  4. How you think the bus company would be a great partner for your community group/specific initiative?
  5. Why you're in need of funding and how much (please give us a range of possible funds you wish to secure within the parameters detailed above)?
  6. How you might be able to advocate for the bus company as part of the initiative you require funding for?
  7. In addition to your 4,000 characters please supply us with relevant contact details?
  8. You may wish to supplement your application with photographs. (Please do not include links with your application.)
  9. Please send your application to arrive no later than 5.00pm June 30 to

This information is also posted on our community and stakeholder website