Thousands of pounds to be given to small community groups


More than 20 worthwhile causes have been given an early treat for the New Year as they have been awarded £19,000 of funding.

The money has been awarded from West Sussex County Council’s Small Grants Fund which aims to promote the wellbeing of residents, encouraging them to connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and to give. 

From funding poolside helpers to a healthy eating project, this grant has already made a difference to some of the county’s invaluable projects.

Up to £100,000 is available in 2016/17.

Christine Field, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “Not only is the Small Grants Fund a fantastic opportunity for people to get an extra boost for their small community projects, it is an excellent way for us as a council to actively support our communities.

“I have been inspired by the achievements of our residents within organisations all across the county. Without the dedication and commitment of those involved, the incredible work they do would not be possible.

“I am looking forward to hearing about and supporting even more brilliant causes as we head into the New Year.”

The 21 successful applications to receive this round of funding are:

  • Arun Community Church, Friday Night Youth Club - £950
  • Bognor Regis Swimming Club - £1,000
  • Crawley Audio News - £500
  • 7th Crawley Scout Group - £1,000
  • Cruse Bereavement Care West Sussex - £999.33
  • Eastern Stream - £1,000
  • ESTEEM - £990
  • Fishbourne Pre School Ltd - £900
  • Forget Me Not Club Crawley - £1,000
  • Heene Community Association - £1,000
  • Headway West Sussex - £1,000
  • IMPACT Foundation UK - £1,000
  • Kangaroos Mid Sussex - £1,000
  • Long Furlong Group of RDA - £850
  • Regis Gymnastics CIC - £758.85
  • Rustington Platinum Social Club - £1000
  • Slipper Mill Pong Pond Preservation (SMPPA) - £965.72
  • Survivors of Bereavement by suicide (Horsham Branch) - £986.03
  • Wordthing - £600
  • Worthing Lido Murals - £708.66
  • Worthing Sea Cadets - £750

To apply for the next round of funding, visit and search for ‘Small Grants Fund’.

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Last updated:
6 February 2018

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