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Sussex Community Foundation

Sussex Community Foundation raises funds for and makes grants to local charities and community groups across East and West Sussex and Brighton & Hove.


Since 2006, the charity has raised over £35 million for Sussex. It has given grants worth over £15 million to charities and community groups on behalf of donors and is building a permanent endowment fund, currently worth over £20 million, that will continue to benefit Sussex people for generations to come.

Chalk Gallery is proud to have a permanent selection of artworks on the walls of the Foundation's offices.

The Lewes High Street Traders Association promotes the independent shops which make the town so unique and full of variety. Lewes is a treasure trove of talents and these can be found right along the high street. Ranging from Restaurants to Interiors, Hairdressers to Boutiques and Cafes, the group of traders are working together to promote what’s on offer.

Chalk Gallery is an active member of the High Street Association.

Artwave is the annual festival of artists and makers from Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and surrounding villages. Artwave showcases and celebrates a wealth of creative talent, so why not explore this vibrant part of Sussex, meet the makers, and get inspired.

Chalk Gallery has been taking part in Artwave for many years.

Horsham Artists are well known in Sussex as a dynamic group of practising artists who exhibit regularly and have a growing membership list.

Chalk Gallery is pleased to have several artists who are currently members of this group.

Steyning Arts is a busy group of artists and makers based West Sussex in the town of Steyning and surrounding villages.  They hold well-attended art trails, Christmas fairs and pop-up exhibitions throughout the year as well as promoting and serving the arts within the local community.

Chalk Gallery has two artists who are currently members of this group.

SoCo Artists is a South Coast based group of professional creative people working in many forms of visual art.​

Gina Lelliott of Chalk Gallery is a member of this group.


The district of Lewes is our special part of the South East of England, with so many wonderful things to see and do.  We are surrounded by the South Downs National Park, close to miles of unspoilt coastline, our towns and villages are full of history, culture and a spirit of independence.  


So if you are a looking for a day trip or a summer break, we offer you the best of both worlds, every day and all year round. If you are a foodie, a family, an outdoors adventurer or a culture vulture, we know you’ll love our district as much as we do.

Lewes High Street
Art Wave
Horsham Artists
steyninga Ats
SoCo Artists
Visit Lewes
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