Welcome to Brighton Mencap

Brighton, Hove & District Mencap Society is one among many organisations based in the United Kingdom that help voice the rights of individuals with learning disabilities. Find out more about the services we provide and get involved.

What we do

As a group of volunteers, we in Brighton & Hove seek to provide support for local people with learning difficulties, both children and adult, as well as their families and carers. There are currently two ways we do this:

Holiday Grants

We provide grants to families and people with a learning disability, for the following:

  • Local fun activities or day trips
  • Weekends away or a longer holiday, perhaps with family and friends.

Trips and Activities
We liaise with a variety of other local groups, as well as sponsor various trips and activities.

  • The Grace Eyre Foundation – Visit Website

Grants can be applied for annually by filling out a Grant Application form, which can be downloaded here or you can contact Lorna Melia on 01273 479620 and she will post one out to you.

Unfortunately all of the holiday grants available for the current year have now been allocated. Applications received after 1st June 2024 will not be accepted, please reapply in 2025. 

Please return all completed forms to our treasurer as follows:

The Treasurer – Brighton & Hove Mencap Activity Grant
6 Brangwyn Drive

or email to: chris19king@gmail.com


We are thrilled to receive photographs that show how we have helped people with the services we provide.  Please feel free to browse the most recent images sent in below.


We recently published a newsletter providing additional information about our projects and service which you can access here

Volunteer Work

We welcome ideas and help with planning. If you have skills to offer and would like to become involved, please get in touch with us: Lorna Melia (Chairperson) 01273 479620 or Bob Parr (Secretary) bobparr5@hotmail.com 

Alternatively you can use our online form and specify what it is you can help us with, we look forward to hearing from you!