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 will be available and if you think your local activity/good cause deserves support why not put in an application via the simple down-loadable form. This form also sets out the rules of the scheme, for instance the ‘local community’ means the residents of Blackboys, Framfield and Palehouse Common; there is no specific remit for the fund other than to help provide ‘benefit’ to the community, whether to its youngest or oldest members.
Applications need to be submitted by 30th April 2020 and if awarded funding can start from November.
Framfield Stagers 2020 Pantomime - Sleeping Beauty