Community Benefits

A new prosperous economy, enhanced town centre and revived community

The town’s natural assets, set against an industrial port make Newhaven unique. There is a strong sense of community with a growing number of young families coming to live in the town, many of which making the most of its coastal location, access to Brighton and transport links further afield.

Whilst the Enterprise Zone is made up of eight individual sites, the work the Enterprise Zone wants to achieve over the next 25 years will impact the whole community.

Strong transport links

Coastal location

A thriving community

High-quality businesses providing strong job opportunities

A place to live and work

Newhaven has the potential to be a thriving town that capitalises on its natural assets, supports its roots as an industrial port town and prides itself on its vibrant community. In order to build on the town’s current leisure offer, work must be done to attract higher-value businesses that in turn will contribute to a prosperous economy. The vision for the town is reflected in the Enterprise Zone’s three strategic priorities that address these issues, putting actions in place to support the growth of the town.

Newhaven EZ Community Fund

The Newhaven EZ Community Fund is a community grants scheme that support charities and not-for-profit organisations which benefit the Newhaven area – in particular, those which help to encourage a sense of place and to build on the thriving community in the town.

Applications are encouraged from projects that foster innovation in community participation, address inequality, raise aspirations and develop opportunities for people in Newhaven to be more actively engaged.

For more information about how to apply, please visit Sussex Community Foundation.

“As a seventh-generation goldsmith it was important that I found somewhere to call home that res up my creativity. Newhaven does just that. It’s a great place to be, I work with many amazing local craftspeople and the maritime environment is truly inspirational.”

Mike Shorer, Owner of Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery