WORTHING COMMUNITY CHEST PRESS RELEASE 6.3.19

Worthing Community Chest, the local, independent charity that makes small grants to groups, clubs, events and other good causes in Worthing, announces its latest round of funding awards.

Our Appraisal Panel, made up of representatives from groups we have funded in the previous 12 months, agreed seven awards totalling £8,497.60, as follows;

Worthing Light Festival £1,490.00
An exhibition of sustainable art installations that light up the beach for 48 hours in September

Care for the Earth £344.60
Workshops to promote benefits of eco-cleaning and avoidance of single-use plastics

Worthing Dynamos £1,500.00
Coach training and kit for youth, female and disability football teams

Yada Sussex £1,380.00
Outreach work and counsellor training for support service to women in the sex industry in Worthing

Friends of Homefield Park £1,500.00
Design and painting for Intergenerational Active Trail

Bright Futures £925.00
Workshops supporting adoptive parents

Pearson’s Social Group £1,358.00
Greenhouse for gardening club at Pearson’s Retreat

Chair Karl Allison says: “This round of funding really shows the range of projects we are able to support. There’s arts, sports, leisure, the environment and social infrastructure. It’s a well- balanced set of awards. If the people of Worthing keep putting their old clothes and shoes into our textile recycling bins, then we’ll be able to keep making awards like these.”

The new round of funding is already open for applications. Closing date is April 30th.

For further information, please use the contact details below:

Chair: karl@thebrandsurgery.online
Grants Administrator (Naomi): grants@thebrandsurgery.online
Tel: 01903 221080