Social activities for people with sight loss, in the Brighton and Hove Area

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Argus Charity of the year 2008


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City Synergy Funding

You can raise funds for City Synergy


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A great source of funding that anyone can help with is our online shop, if you regularly buy goods online from Amazon, Index, M&S, etc or are looking to buy a mobile phone, holiday or membership of the AA or RAC plus many others a proportion of the amount you pay can come to City Synergy.

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We have a variety of sources of funds whose support has enabled us to run the group and organise our activities. we extend to each of them our heartfelt thanks,

Sussex Community Fund

Awarded us a grant of £1,000 in 2017

Brighton Lions

We are very grateful to the Lions Club who made a grant of £1,500 in May 2012

Co-operative Community Fund

We received a donation of £2,000 from the Co-op community fund in 2010 to help support transport costs

Bygones Group

Bygones are a local history group based in East Brighton, following a visit from Keith and Paul they made a generous donation towards our funds

Rotary Club

We were grateful for a kind donation of £200 from the local rotary club.

Robin Hood Pub

The pub gave us a donation of £1,500, it is their policy to donate profits to local community groups

Legal & General

We received £1,000 from the company when we won the Argus charity of the year award in 2008

Scarman Trust

City Synergy received £2,500 from the Scarman Trust in 2003 and a further £5000 +£750 for training in 2005

See Feedback from our bid to the Scarman Trust

Evening Argus Appeal

We were thrilled to receive £1000 from the Evening Argus Appeal in 2007, this was used to fund the workshops we ran with local charity Spiral

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 Blatchington Court Trust  BCT logo

Funding received from the Blatchington Court Trust was given to enable us to run the Goalball, this enabled us to hire out a sports hall, purchase equipment, enter competitions and get players and officials to the sessions. Goalball is now run as a separate organisation with the balance of finding transferred

Alison Evans from Blatchington Court Trust presents cheque to Mick and Paul

Alison Evans from Blatchington Court Trust presents cheque to Mick and Paul



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Other sources of funds

In 2003, we raised £500 through a sponsored tenpin bowling, we received valuable support from teachers and other staff at West Blatchington Primary School

In 2004, we did a joint fundraising Swimarathon with the rottingdean and Saltdean Lions Club raising £460 which was shared between ourselves and the Lions Club

We have received gifts in 2003 and 2004 from St George's church, Kemp Town as part of their giving to groups in the community

We have also received a donation from a film company, making a film called "The Penalty King" for whom we are the official charity, The storyline is about a footballer who loses his sight but with the help of an imaginative work colleague and inspired by memories of his favourite football team starts to play again.

The cast of the film includes:
CLARE GROGAN (Father Ted, Gregory’s Girl)
NICK BARTLETT (Gangs of New York)
JANE PEACHEY (Inbetweeners and Dream Team)


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