The Framfield and Blackboys Summer Show is supported and enjoyed by many in the villages and each year one-third of the profit is used to fund deserving projects in the community.
In 2017 the money, together with funding from the Parish Council, was used to plant a Red Oak tree on each of the recreation grounds to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Funding from the 2018 Show was divided between ‘The Framfield and
Blackboys Monday Club’ and ‘The Framfield Stagers’; each receiving £200.
‘The Framfield and Blackboys Monday Club’ with a membership of over 50,
including helpers, provides a varied programme of events for senior citizens in the parishes ranging from talks, quizzes, visits, craft activities and even indoor games. The Community funding was put towards their ‘Big Christmas Party’
‘The Framfield Stagers’ are a vibrant amateur dramatics group who have been performing for over two decades, entertaining families from the local area with their pantomimes, cabaret shows and, of course, their annual appearance at the Summer Show. The funding went towards staging their 2020 pantomime – ‘Sleeping Beauty'.
From the 2019 Summer Show £300 was available and was awarded to Framfield School PFTA in June 2020 who applied for £50 and £250 was awarded to Blackboys pre-School in November 2020 to go towards a shed on their allotment.
Applications need to be submitted by 30th April 2023 and if awarded funding can start from November 2023.
Framfield Stagers 2020 Pantomime - Sleeping Beauty