Burwash Community Fund

The Burwash Community Fund is run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers who offer loans to community groups and organisations within the parish. It aims to support and augment fundraising for local celebrations or events as well as organising community events.

We are happy to consider suggestions for events that we could organise for the community, please contact us with your ideas. 

Halina Keep 882183       Rod Clifton 883656     2012bjcf@gmail.com

The fund has just held its 2018 AGM - notes on the meeting will be published shortly.

2017 AGM

We held our Annual General Meeting at The Bear, Burwash on Thursday 29 June 2017. Two members of the current committee stood down as they had moved out of Burwash and we had two new candidates for election. The 2017/2018 committee now consists of David Elmslie, Rod Clifton, Gary Enstone, Steve Mintram, Eddie Workman, Lesley Elmslie, Jaz Botting, Eric Botting, Roger Newman, Peter Thompson and Halina Keep.


Chairman - David Elmslie

 Vice-Chairman - Gary Enstone

 Treasurer - Rod Clifton

 Secretary - Halina Keep

Going forward into 2018 we will run the coconut shy at the Burwash Fair August Bank Holiday Monday. We will have a ‘Guess the sweets in the jar" game at the Burwash Common Fete in September.

A hog roast, or BBQ, is planned for 2018, as well as the committee being involved in events such as the Burwash Fair, Burwash Common Fete and the Burwash Christmas open evening.

Introduction to the Burwash Community Fund

A committee was set up in the name of ‘The Burwash Jubilee Community Fund’. The aims of ‘the Jubilee Fund’ are to maintain, and raise funds, for the benefit of community groups and organisations within the Parish of Burwash (subject to the agreement of the committee), to make loans to community groups and organisations to assist with their fundraising needs and to support and augment any fund raising for a Coronation, Jubilee or similar celebration in the Parish.  If you would like to view our consitution please click here.

A fabulous sum of over £4000 was raised in April 2012, mostly at an Auction of Promises, to provide funding for events that were to be held over the Jubilee Weekend in June 2012.  Some of the remaining funds that have been spent locally include projects such as:

  • Buying a bench for Swan Meadow Playing Field
  • Donation to the Royal British Legion Burwash branch to help buy poppy seeds which were then planted in commemoration of the First World War Centenary in 2014
  • Paid for two litter bins on the High Street

Rod Clifton Hon. Treasurer 01435 883656
Halina Keep Hon. Secretary 01435 882183
Contact email address 2012bjcf@gmail.com

For a full list of events this month, please click here to go to the Burwash Parish Diary. If you have updates or wish to add details of future events please get in touch via burwashweb@gmail.com