Community Match

Community Match

Community Match is an initiative created to enable Local Communities to apply for match funding to deliver additional highway projects.

ESCC will be able to provide up to 50% of funding (up to a maximum value of £50,000), with the community providing the rest.

Examples include:

• A Puffin Crossing on Brighton Road, Lewes,

• Flashing wig wag road signs outside the Sacred Heart School, Wadhurst

• New tourist information and pedestrian signs in Seaford.

Who can apply?


I have questions on community match, who should I contact?


Applying for a community match scheme:

Step 1 - Identify the Issue


Step 2 - Apply for a Feasibility Appraisal


Once a scheme has been identified we would recommend you apply for a feasibility appraisal. This will cost £500 plus VAT which will need to be paid in advance and may include one site visit and one meeting with the community group.

The feasibility appraisal will assess the viability of the scheme based on factors such as the scale of the proposal, traffic flows, highway boundaries, safety implications and logistic.

From the appraisal we will also be able to give an indication of the likely cost for the design and construction of the project.

An application for a feasibility appraisal can be submitted at any time of the year. 

If you are unsure whether you need a feasibility application please contact us at the email address below and we will be able to advise you.

Please submit completed forms to:


Post : Community Highways, East Sussex Highways, Ringmer Depot, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5NP.


Please note that if your scheme is a speed or traffic related issue then a speed or pedestrian survey will also need to be carried out prior to completing a Feasibility Study. Additional charges will apply.

Please contact for a speed or traffic survey. Find out more about traffic surveys.

Step 3 - Community Match Business Case Application Submission


Once a Feasibility Appraisal has been carried out and/or there has been local consultation, an application form for Community Match Funding will need to be submitted along with a Community Highways Funding contract.

The application form includes guidance on how to complete the business case. The following documents will be useful in the completion of the template.

Community Highways LTP3 Objectives

Community Highways Funding Contract

Community Highways Consultation Advice

Community Match applications can be submitted at any time during the course of the year but are only reviewed once a year. The closing date for applications is the end of December each year. If you cannot make this deadline, your application will move into the round for the following year.

Please submit the completed Community Match Application form by:



Post : Community Highways, East Sussex Highways, Ringmer Depot, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5NP.



Step 5 - Approved Applications