United We Stream is a fund set up to help people and organisations in Brighton’s cultural and night time industries to adapt and innovate, under the challenging circumstances posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

To be eligible, you must be a Brighton-based individual or freelancer working in the cultural or night time economy sector or be applying on behalf of a Brighton-based venue, bar, restaurant, cafe or cultural organisation. 

Whilst we are aiming to support as many people as possible through the donations and generosity of our supporters, please understand that there simply is not enough money to support everyone, and we will do our best to ensure that the fund is distributed as equitably as possible.

We are also keen to support those who provide social value as much as possible and support communities within our city. 

Due to the limited amount of funding available, we are looking for individuals and organisations who can demonstrate: 

How United We Stream funding could help you/your organisation/your business to adapt to circumstances posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, to find innovative and enterprising ways of earning income or pivoting their business where possible. 

The minimum grant amount is £500 and the maximum is £3000.

All we ask is that applicants can demonstrate how the money would be used to meet the aims above, however please bear in mind that the panel will be looking to spread the fund across several individuals and organisations across Brighton. The money can be spent on anything which will enable you to meet the objectives above, for example staffing costs, launching a new website to take online orders, purchasing bicycles to start a delivery service or video equipment for live streaming content to grow your business,

Our independent panel of night time economy and culture experts will be reading all the applications submitted and making decisions on funding. 

The funding application form will be available online soon. 

We really hope we can support you through this difficult time. 
In solidarity,
The UWS Team