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IEP Financial supports the enrichment of local community

Giving Back

All of us at IEP Financial support these organisations and charities to help make the local community more sustainable. We also believe strongly in giving something back.

Please consider supporting any of these chosen charities. You can find websites to each charity and sponsorship at the bottom of each section

Starr Trust

Starr Trust are an independent, family run charity. Their income comes entirely from community fundraising and events, and donations from generous companies and individuals.

Starr Trusts Vision:

“We believe in a world in which young people are supported to achieve their fullest potential; where they flourish as individuals whilst making a positive contribution to their community, and in turn are recognised for their achievements.”

Starr Trusts Mission:

“To support young people aged 10 –18 to fulfil their potential through sports, arts and education, by giving a helping hand to achieve their goals at a time when they really need it. We provide:

  • Financial grants up to £5000 for young people in need living in the BN postcode area of the UK (Edward Starr Awards) ·
  • Training and development of skills
  • Connections and mentoring

We do this through local fundraising, events, creating local networks of mentors and other interested professionals, providing opportunities for training and skills sharing and connecting communities locally and around the world. We aim to encourage independent thinking, entrepreneurship and social conscience in young people through all our activities.”

For more information visit

The Martlets Hospice

The Martlets Hospice which dates back to 1935 is a registered charity and helps people affected by terminal and life limiting illness living in and around Brighton & Hove. Since 1997 the Martlets Hospice services have been able to help over 25,000 people within the local area. For more information visit:

Sussex Cricket in the Community Trust

Sussex Cricket Foundation was formed as a new registered charity to manage all charitable activity on behalf of Sussex Cricket Limited. For more information of the work we have done with them click here. For more information visit:

St. Wilfrid's Hospice

St Wilfrid’s Hospice is an independent local charity and, for over 30 years, has been caring for and supporting those in the local Eastbourne community who are in the last phase of their lives. For more information please visit:<br>

East Dean and Friston Cricket Club

East Dean and Friston Cricket Club is based on the outskirts of Eastbourne.

For more information visit

Ditchling Cricket Club

Ditchling Cricket Club is based in East Sussex. it is not known when Ditchling Cricket Club played its first game. For a long time we thought a match against Staplefield, in 1837 was the first. Then several years ago, we came across some score cards for a couple of matches between Ditchling and Brighton in July 1818. For more information visit:

Baby Harry Memorial Fund

The Baby Harry Fund was formed in 2001 to keep Harry Downes memory alive. This fund is dedicated to raising much needed funds for both the Trevor Mann Baby Unit at The Royal Sussex County Hospital and Guys and St Thomas Hospital, helping both babies and parents who unfortunately find themselves in a similar situation as Harry and his family.

For more information visit:

Acts Of Gratitude

Acts Of Gratitude (AOG) is a Rwanda-based Social enterprise co-founded by 13 young social entrepreneurs in 2011. AOG is registered with the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) as a National Non-governmental Organization (NGO) since 2014. Starting in 2015, AOG decided to focus its programs on social enterprise development in Rwanda. That focus enables AOG to tackle youth unemployment and contribute to achieving other SDGs by solving key social challenges in local communities. Another big emphasis is put on women empowerment to make them real drivers of positive change.

For more information visit:


Rockinghorse Children’s Charity .

Rockinghorse is a Brighton-based charity that has been supporting children in Sussex for over 50 years. Set up in 1967 by Dr Trevor Mann, Rockinghorse’s aim is to improve the lives of sick children throughout Sussex. Rockinghorse also provides vital support to the neighbouring Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) based within the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. For more information visit:

Sussex County Cricket Club

Ian Poysden said:

“I’ve always been very proud of the efforts Sussex County Cricket Club make to encourage the next generation of young cricketers & engage with groups that wouldn’t normally find cricket as accessible as others more fortunate than themselves. I believe strongly in giving something back to the community and that is the Sussex way too.”

Sussex County Cricket Club is the oldest within the domestic cricket clubs within the structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Sussex and its limited overs team is called the Sussex Sharks. For more information visit:

Dementia Support

Dementia Support is an amazing local charity working in partnership with local charitable and voluntary organisations, the NHS, West Sussex County Council and other statutory organisations, to create a unique community centre for dementia. Set up to help and enhance the wellbeing and quality of life for local people living with dementia, their family and carers. Our Chairman Ian Poysden has also chosen taken his involvement in the charity a step further and has become a member of the Fundraising Advisory Board.

For more information visit:

Eastbourne Cricket Club

Based at The Saffrons the cricket ground is home to Eastbourne Cricket Club. For more information visit:

Preston Nomads

Preston Nomads Cricket Club was a founder member of the Sussex Cricket League in 1971, the 1st XI winning the Championship in the League’s inaugural year, again in 1982, 1988, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and also in 2012 and 2013 – a record 9 times! For more information visit:

Extra Cover

In collaboration with the dedicated school principals and their staff, Extra Cover provides essentials to needy schoolchildren. For more information visit:

The Rialto Theatre

The Rialto Theatre is a theatre based in the heart of Brighton showcasing the best in plays, comedy and music. Well worth a visit. For more information visit:

The V Light Project

The V Light Project: The iconic Jubilee V plantation on the South Downs near Ditchling was to be transformed temporarily by international light artist Laurent Louyer from the artistic studio ‘Creatmosphere’ to create a stunning site specific light installation. The proposed timing for the light installation was to coincide with harvest.

Table Talk Foundation

Table Talk Foundation raises funds to support food education in Sussex for the next generation, and to support our local hospitality industry.

For more information visit:

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