Our new £750 Grass Roots funding stream is aimed at smaller or newer community groups that may have little or no experience in applying for funds. The group could be a lunch club or a playgroup, a neighbourhood association or a group of green space volunteers. Or it could be an idea we haven’t even thought of yet!

Inspired by the legacy from Voluntary Action Worthing, these new Grass Roots grants of up to £750 will require little in the way of experience or expertise from applicants. Criteria and monitoring will be simpler than it is for the larger grant stream we already run and Worthing Community Chest staff and volunteers will be available to assist with the completion of this one-off application.

The grant can be awarded in advance of the spend, enabling even a brand new group with no reserves to purchase start-up equipment and meet initial costs.

To get started, simply send an email with a very brief description of your group or idea and what you want the funding for to grants@thebrandsurgery.online or call Naomi, our Grants Administrator, on 01903 221080.

For more information, head to our grants and funding section.