Find out what you can do to help care leavers in East and West Sussex
What we do
We give out one-off grants to Sussex care leavers which will help them to transform their lives.
Grants could be given for a suit for a job interview, a deposit for a first flat, some funds towards driving lessons or a laptop for a college course. Care leavers can apply for funding of up to £1,500, explaining how it will help them reach their aspirations. See our grant giving policy here.
How can you help?
Brighton and Hove City Council provides support for children in care and care leavers up to the age of 21, and sometimes beyond. Support includes a social worker, housing, a pathway plan, finance help and support in education, training and employment. Find out more.
Virtual School is an educational support programme by Brighton and Hove City Council for children in care and care leavers. More information can be found here.
The Children’s Commisioner website has information on advice and support for care leavers in the UK. Find out more here.
Citizens Advice provides support on a whole range of issues, including housing, benefits, relationships and work. Visit the Citizens Advice website.