Funding our initiatives

Restoring our Victorian Street Tree Heritage

Our Victorian Street Tree Heritage campaign was set up in 2012. Each year we work with residents in various parts of the city to progress street tree planting in their area.

To date we have planted between 10 and 40 trees each year. Planting has taken place in York Road/Montepellier Place (2012), Marmion and Stoneham Roads (2013) and Bigwood Avenue (2014). Shakespeare and Coleridge Streets are scheduled for 2015.  

We expect this campaign to last for many years – the speed at which we can progress will ultimately depend on donations we receive.

Our Street Tree Angel and Cherub scheme encourages annual contributions towards planting a tree (or half the cost of a tree) and these funds allow us to support local residents to take a scheme forward in their area. One tree costs us £288 and has hitherto been matched one for one by the City Council. 

To contribute to our fund please complete the relevant parts of the membership form.

Public Sculpture Fund

Our public sculpture campaign aims to promote public sculpture in Hove and to fund public sculpture that has a strong relevance to people living and working in Hove. Our first initiative is to install a new plinth on the Hove seafront for changing exhibitions of sculpture.

Having been granted planning permission for this initiative we are now moving forward with a funding strategy which includes three main strands: grant applications to major arts funding organisations, business sponsorship and individual donations. We are keen to revive the Victorian tradition of art by public subscription.

We would like to recruit volunteers with experience in fundraising to help us with the campaign. Please contact info@hovecivicsociety.org if you would like to assist us with this.