in the heart of our community
Worthing Community Chest is a local, independent charity whose aim is to support community projects and activities in Worthing. We focus on projects which benefit local residents and bring our community together.
We were established in 2001 and, since then, we have helped more than 300 groups and awarded over £400,000 in grants. Read more about the projects and organisations we fund here!
Our grants programme accepts applications up to £1,500 via our Seed, Grass Roots and Small Grants funding streams. We will consider all applications in the Worthing area whose objective is to improve the community.
worth of grants given
What Drives Us
Worthing Community Chest is your local funder. We are here to help you do amazing things for our town. We believe that the projects and events facilitated by our local community groups and charities help to bring us together, making us stronger and more resilient.
Grants Administrator and Partnership Coordinator
shirley robinson viney
Trustee / Treasurer
Worthing Community Chest Patron
Become a Trustee
As a trustee, we look for someone passionate about our local community and what is happening in Worthing. Ideally, we hope a new trustee will bring unique knowledge and experience.
What are a trustee’s commitments?
- Attending board meetings, one every 6 weeks
- Keeping up to date with the progress and work of the charity
- Commit to 2-4 hours of additional work within a committee or representing us at events