More than £12,000 has been handed out by Aldwick parish councillors.
They have agreed to give the sum to 26 groups which help the parish’s residents.
The largest donation was £5,000 for the recently-formed TS Montrose Nautical Training Corps.
Other groups to have benefited were the West Meads Residents’ Association (£300), Sammy Community Transport (£500) and Rose Green and Pagham Youth Centre (£500).
The donations – which totalled £12,712.21 – came from the annual sum for discretionary grants.