• Grants can be used to pay for lessons, the cost of attending training or competitions, sports/musical equipment or whatever else is needed for a talent to flourish.

  • Applicants must live in Brighton and Hove and be aged nineteen or younger at the time of application.

  • We like to hear from the applicants themselves. However, in the case of very young candidates, a parent/guardian may complete the application. Each application must be accompanied by a supporting statement from a teacher or mentor.  (NB – we prefer the supporting statement to come from an individual who does not stand to gain financially from an applicant’s award).

  • We’ll ask you about your talent, your achievements to date, why you need the award and exactly how you would use the money.  Money cannot be sent directly to an applicant – a cheque is usually forwarded to a school, college or other organisation to be held in account for the applicant’s use.  Prior to sending in your application form, please check with the relevant finance department that they would be willing to administer the funds.

  • When deciding which applicants are to be successful, the trustees look first and foremost for outstanding talent. Dedication, potential, financial/personal circumstances and overall quality of application are also taken into account. Applicants already in receipt of some form of funding (grants, awards, school scholarships and bursaries) may be less likely than others to receive grants. We reserve the right to decline applications without reason.

  • Successful applicants may reapply for further grants up to a maximum of one per year.  In the case of repeat applications, preference will be given to grant recipients who have kept The Pebble Trust regularly updated with their news and progress, and who have helped promote the trust to others.

  • All applications will be treated as confidential and no publicity will be given to an award or to a successful applicant’s subsequent progress without the consent of the applicant and, where applicable, his or her parent(s).


Grants are given out in June and January.

The next deadline is Friday 31st January 2020

We look forward to hearing from you.



Blaze, Footballer

Blaze is one of our youngest ever talent grant recipients. At only 8 years old he won the Argus Young Sports Star of the Year award having scored 97 goals in one season for his team, Woodingdean Wanderers. Blaze is using his talent grant to continue his football training at the Volenti Academy. 

Millie, Dancer

Millie, a pupil at Longhill High School, dances with Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance and and The Place CAT scheme. She recently received a second talent grant which she has put towards her fees.  Millie was invited to join Vincent Dance Theatre's professional company for their latest performance, Virgin Territory (photo by Bosie Vincent).  She intends to pursue dance as a career.

Elijah, Swimmer

At the Sussex County Swimming Championships, Elijah won the 1,500m freestyle with a time that ranks him No 1 in the country for his age group - by 15 seconds!  He is now looking forward to defending his title at the National Championships which he won last year in a time of 20 minutes.  He now goes two and a half minutes faster!


The trust has helped me buy and update my equipment so I have a fighting chance in competition. Without the trust’s support, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
The Pebble Trust’s continuous and generous support throughout my school years hugely aided my musical development. Without their support, I am not sure I would be where I am now.