Eastbourne schools and a charity are to benefit from the Devolved Budget funding.
Ratton Ward councillors Colin Belsey, Tony Freebody and Colin Murdoch have passed on £7,250 of community funding to help projects in the area.
Hazel Court School and Ratton School both received £1,000 each. Hazel Court requested the money for a new sensory room to help its most seriously disabled children and Ratton put it towards life-saving defibrillators for the sports department.
The JPK Project asked for £750 towards start-up funds for the first stage of the new building works to provide supported living for people with a learning disability in Church Street, Old Town.
In Willingdon Road, £4,250 was given to create a fence around the stream near the roundabout for safety and to help prevent the area from overgrowing. Part of this money was also allocated for the planting of new bulbs in the area.
Finally, £250 was donated to plant a new tree in Wrestwood Avenue to help recreate the tree-lined avenue that the road once was.
The councillors said in a joint statement: “We’ve given Devolved Budget money to a diverse range of projects from schools to nature. We receive lots of requests for funding and are happy to consider anything put forward, so please contact one of us for more information.”