Welcome to the Budding Foundation website.

 A charity based in Sussex raising funds to support young people in need throughout England & Wales.

Latest News

Visit Santa’s magical Toy Factory, even bigger and better than last year with new animated displays for 2018!

We are at South Downs Nurseries, Hassocks, BN6 9LY

Book Here for 2018

We have recently helped Harley who suffers from Cerebral Palsy to improve his life with a state of the art wheelchair, total cost was £4700. Seen here with Lauren his mum & Clive Gravett our founder.

Elves required

We are looking to add to our team of volunteers this year.

Last year our Father Christmas grotto at South Downs Nurseries raised over £11,000 to help support local young people in need.

Can you help us with some volunteering time?

Santa’s toy factory opens every weekend from 24th November, plus possibly a few weekdays.

Elfing shifts are usually between 3 and 4 hours, with some all-day shift available.

If you are interested in helping, please contact our Head Elf Clive without delay.

Email preferred in the first instance



Latest grants made/agreed April 2018


To enable 5  Disadvantaged/Disabled  young people to go on a trip of a lifetime with The Tall Ships Trust, developing their life skills & building self esteem.


Assist with the expenses for 10 young people to complete their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.


A project by the charity & Tates Garden Centres to create a new pond, garden & conservation study area at a local primary school.


Sponsorship of football kit for junior football team in deprived area.


To assist with the purchase of a specialist wheelchair for a young boy with cerebral palsy.

 Numerous smaller grants have been made to buy laptops to help with education, college travel expenses & support to families via our connections with Family Support Workers.


 Previous items of interest………………..

Our Founder Clive Gravett features in the ‘New Statesman’, copy of article below together with ‘Word’ version.

If the article has barrings a smile to your face, how about hitting the donation button & giving the cost of a beer/coffee.

£3 plus gift aid from all readers will go a long way to funding another young person in need. Thank You

New statesman article

 New Statesman above text in word 

Fantastic day at Heritage Centre

Helping BBC Children in need


Please take a few minutes to explore our site and find out about the charity’s work, its formation and how you can help us.

Thank you.

Clive Gravett