Welcome to the Budding Foundation website.

 A charity based in Sussex raising funds to support young people in need.

10yr old Layton asks Santa to help the homeless people

Help make Layton’s wish come true and see the full story here… ……………Laytons Christmas Wish

Santa’s coming, visit his Toy Factory at South Downs Nurseries, Hassocks

Tates of Sussex supporting The Budding Foundation

Details here   http://www.tatesofsussex.co.uk/events/santas-toy-factory/

toy factorySanta in Office

Recent Grants made/agreed June 2017

£1250 Local Youth Club for new equipment

£1300 towards a specially adapted wheelchair for 10yr old boy suffering with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities

South Downs Charity Walk

Fantastic, over £1000 raised so far & more to come, thanks to all who took part.



More photo’s here…


Charity Walk information, register now, deadline extended to  Tues 23rd May…….

 Click here for more details

10th May 2017

Museum of Gardening website nearly ready for launch, watch this space


Please check this link for examples of recent support given to young people

Click here


Edwin Budding Gallery in the news read the article below, visit the exhibition & our Museum of Gardening

Daily Telegraph

20 km Charity Walk announced for Sun 28th May

 Click here for more details


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

This week we have agreed to fund another young person in need, we are supporting a young woman on a 3yr degree course at Brighton Uni, she had been in care from an early age & due to country of origin not eligible for financial support. We are pleased to be helping her.

If the article has brought 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 

23rd  Dec 

A big THANK You to the coffee shop staff at South Downs Heritage Centre who kindly donated their Christmas tips totalling £225 to our charity.

Rosie & Karin handing the cash ton our founder Clive

coff shop

18th Nov

Fantastic day at Heritage Centre

Helping BBC Children in need


31st July

Budding Museum of Gardening now formerly open come & see us http://www.southdownsheritagecentre.co.uk/

12th July 2016

We are pleased to have established a relationship with  Family Support Work  and have already made available grants to help several families in need.

28th June 2016

Latest news we have just agreed to fund a trip for 20 children with varying special needs, including autism, epilepsy and Downs syndrome, 4 in wheelchairs to go on a day trip to Fishers Farm Wisborough Green supported by 14 carers.

Jim Buttress has kindly agreed to formerly open our Museum of Gardening & Heritage Centre on 30th July 2016. There will be a whole weekend of events to be announced soon.

Our Museum is open See it here 

Exciting news, our museum at South Downs Heritage Centre is taking shape see latest images of the barn click here

We are busy preparing items for display.

19th Dec, We are pleased to confirm our agreement to fund Burgess Hill Young Carers events and fun days in 2016, looking forward to meeting this fantastic group.

 Charity Quiz Night Mid Sussex Golf Club, Ditchling Friday 20th November

e.mail for details, book early as very popular

September 2015

Adur Special Needs receive their new sensory equipment funded by our charity

 see details

Check our news page for details of recent grants made by our charity

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