The worthing & adur fund
Details of the Fund
Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce has taken the lead in developing a new charitable fund for the area called the ‘Worthing & Adur Fund’, in partnership with Sussex Community Foundation, a charity that develops and supports local giving.
The Chamber has worked with the Foundation to promote this permanent fund which, as it grows, will provide grants from the income it earns for charities and community groups, for years to come.
A number of local individuals and businesses have become Founder Donors giving a minimum of £1,000. This provided the seed donations to establish the core endowment fund.
Initial donations were also matched pound for pound through the Government’s Grassroots Endowment Challenge, designed to encourage the development of permanent funds, the income from which will be used to support local charities and community projects.
The Fund is open to ongoing donations and it is hoped to further build this important resource for the local community.
Mick's Garage Community House Project
Home Start Worthing & Adur
Home-Start Worthing & Adur aim to give parents the support they need to carry out this demanding and rewarding role. The grant supported the costs of a play worker and play equipment. “I look forward to the group every week as it's the only place I feel able to go. No one is judging me behind my back and I have learnt new things to play with my son.” Home Start Parent.
Cruse Bereavement Care West Sussex
Friends of Oak Grove College
Maybridge Keystone Club
Worthing D&D Basketball
One of the first Grassroots Grant recipients, Worthing D&D run evening basketball sessions for 8 – 18 year olds at Durrington High School. The funding allowed the group to offer the sessions at a low-cost, ensuring that children from families on low incomes could attend.
Superstar Arts CIC
Electric Storm Youth Ltd
Heene Community Association
Shoreham & Southwick U3A
Who can Apply?
All applicants must be not-for-profit community organisations and be working for the benefit of the people in Sussex. You do not have to be a charity but you will need to have your own bank account and be able to provide a signed copy of your constitution and accounts, a copy of a recent bank statement, estimates for proposed purchases (if applicable) and copies of relevant policies.
How to Apply: You can apply online by clicking here
If you are unsure what to do or have questions about the grants please contact Sussex Community Foundation on 01273 409 440.
On receipt of your application Sussex Community Foundation will contact you to advise when you are likely to hear the outcome.
For more information on the fund and how to apply for funding click here
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