Sussex Community Foundation meeting at Pangdean Old Barn
PUBLISHED: 14:52 22 December 2010 | UPDATED: 18:19 20 February 2013
The beautiful setting of Pangdean Old Barn was the venue for the second annual public meeting of Sussex Community Foundation.
The beautiful setting of Pangdean Old Barn was the venue for the second annual public meeting of Sussex Community Foundation.The evening was sponsored by Rathbones, and guests included supporters of the Foundation as well as a number of local charities and voluntary groups that have received grants.
Proceedings were opened by Peter Field, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, who is Joint President of the Foundation. Chief Executive Kevin Richmond highlighted the successes of the past year during which the Foundation gave out 1m to groups across Sussex and also, with the help of match funding from the Government's Endowment Challenge, added 1m to an endowment fund for the county. This permanent fund will be used to provide support for local groups for many years to come.
Representatives from two local charities spoke movingly about their work. The Clocktower Sanctuary provides help for young homeless people in Brighton, and Project Artworks run art workshops for people with learning difficulties.