MORE than 250 projects in and around Brighton will have funding axed because of Brexit, according to a new website. was launched on Sunday and allows people to track EU investment in their areas.

It says it reveals the scale of funding which will be cut off after the UK leaves the European Union.

The website claims that Brighton and the surrounding area receives £810,000 for growth and jobs, £3 million for culture, £100 million for research and £17 million per year for farmers in the area.

Those who receive the money include Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital, Seagulls charity Albion In The Community and numerous research projects at both Brighton and Sussex universities, as well as hundreds of other organisations and businesses.

The University of Sussex, which attracts many students based on its quality of research, receives nearly 200 separate grants for research projects from the EU.

Among these were £1,127,787 given to the CosmoPars research project, which seeks “to apply cloud computing to the search for the beginning of the universe”, and £1,073,011 for the Multisense project, which examines sensory inputs into the brain.

Dr Antony Lewis, who leads the CosmoPars project, said: “The money we’ve received has provided us with five years of funding, which has allowed us to hire post-doctoral researchers and press ahead with our work.

“Without this money, we wouldn’t be able to carry out this project. It’s really helped me as well as a lot of my colleagues in the department.”

“It’s unclear at the moment what the future of these kind of grants will be.

“There are really no equivalent funding sources out there.”

Peter Kyle, MP for Hove, said: “The numbers speak for themselves.

“Brighton and Hove is a global city with an economy that sells more to Europe than to any other UK city.

“Our success as a thriving coastal city is also supported by the funding many local organisations, initiatives and research projects receive from the EU, from the £17 million for farming to the £3 million that has been invested in our growing creative sector.

“Our city cannot afford to lose such valuable support and I’ll keep fighting to make sure our local community doesn’t lose out because of a bad Brexit deal.”

The EU invests about £5 billion a year in the UK.

However, the UK also contributes some £20 billion a year to the EU’s budget.

Because of Britain’s long-standing £5 billion rebate, as well as EU investment in the UK, the country has a net contribution to the EU of £9.4 billion a year, which is less than two per cent of the UK Government’s yearly spending.