The Worthing & Adur Fund - The fund that keeps on giving!
Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce has a charitable fund called the ‘Worthing & Adur Fund’, in partnership with Sussex Community Foundation, a charity that develops and supports local giving.
A number of local Worthing people and businesses were founder donors, each giving a minimum of £1,000. These donations established a core endowment fund, the income from which, as it has grown, has enabled the Fund to make grants to many charities and community groups. Thanks to the Grassroots Endowment Challenge, every initial donation to the fund was matched pound for pound by the government. This means that the contributions have twice the impact in supporting local charities and community projects.
The awards are open to applications. There are three main rounds of grant-giving each year. Upcoming deadlines for applications (unless specified otherwise) is 5:00pm as follows:
Please note the general funds cannot support small contributions to large capital appeals or campaigns. General round grants are available to cover a range of core and project costs
Please read the general guidance notes before applying.
For more information on the fund and how to apply for funding click here
Read more about the Donors here
Donating to the Fund
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisations that have benefited from the grants
Mick's Garage Community House ProjectGrant: £2,000
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