Community Grants

SACFI Grants Policy;

The Sussex Area Community Foundation Community Grants are due twice per year –  March & September.

Norton Community PlaygroundNext applications are due Wednesday, March 13  and Tuesday, September 10 at 12:00 (pm), 2024. No late grants will be accepted.  Grants will be evaluated in September and March with awards in October and April respectively. (Awards are approximately 6 weeks after application deadline).  All grant applicants will receive notification of their grant status.

For equitable distribution of grants, only one grant will be provided to an organization per year.

How To Receive Grants : Foundation grants support projects that benefit the Sussex area and residents.  Funded projects provide a service to the community or take an innovative approach to needs and concerns within the Sussex area.  Projects are in the areas of Health, Environment, Social Program, Sports & Recreations, Education, Arts & Culture are of priority. Please read the Funding Guidelines document below.


To apply for a grant:  Read through ALL of the material below.

  1. If you feel your project may qualify for a grant, submit an application.
  2. Your application will be reviewed within a few weeks of the due date.  Apply early and contact the Community Foundation if you have any questions.
  3. Grants will be awarded at the Community Grants Award Ceremony held within eight weeks of application deadline.
  4. Grant applications can be submitted online via this link.

Documents to Download: