A network for young people’s organisations, SPARK supports, connects and celebrates voluntary and community groups who are improving the lives of children and young people aged 0–19 in East Sussex.

We are a charity with a membership of more than 200 groups ranging from uniformed organisations to local youth clubs. We are free to join and give advice on both setting up and running your group so that you can do what you do best – focus on working with young people. Please click here to find out what our members have to say about some of our recent funding and training opportunities.

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Latest News

Life More Ordinary Grant now open – support for organisations to include disabled young people in their activities

SPARK is delighted to announce that the Life More Ordinary grant scheme funded by the ESCC Short Breaks for Children & Young People with Disabilities Service is now open. The grants provide support for organisations to help young disabled people aged 8–19 make new friends, enjoy social and leisure-time activities, take part in new experiences and lead a 'life more ordinary'.

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East Sussex Young Carers

Young Carers aged 5-18 may be able to receive respite from their caring role, socialise with their peers, receive tailored support and information from East Sussex Young Carers. They also provide social groups called Chill Clubs across the county (Crowborough, Peacehaven, Eastbourne, Hastings, Rye and Bexhill), 1:1 support, school support groups, workshops and respite activities.

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