Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Committee’s £10,000 community boost

Bob Smytherman (Worthing County Local Committee Chairman)

A WIDE range of community projects – from a scheme that gets young people motivated to the restoration of a war memorial – have received a £10,000 grants boost from Worthing County Local Committee.

The cash comes from the Committee’s Community Initiative Funding, which is money it receives from West Sussex County Council to actively support local projects that enhance their neighbourhoods.

The Committee agreed to give grants to:

·          Blueprint 22, a not-for-profit social enterprise that is run by young people for young people – £2500 towards a 12-week intensive mentoring and support course.
·          Guildbourne IT Workshop, which provides free computer training £2497 – for computers and a printer.
·          Creative Waves, which organises community arts projects – £1925 towards an arts project for Worthing Pier.
·          St Paul’s War Memorial – £1500 towards restoration costs.
·          May House, which provides support for young people with severe learning difficulties – £800 for play area enhancements.
·          Worthing Swimathon, which raises money for charity – £600 towards staging the 2012 event.
·          Homefield Skate Park – £550 costs towards one-off ‘Skatepark Day’.
·          Mardale Road Resident Association – £500 for the removal of a crab apple tree.

Committee Chairman Bob Smytherman said: “Worthing has a wealth of organisations that enrich their communities in the widest variety of ways. Our Community Initiative Funding gives us the opportunity to actively encourage and support the contribution they make to our Borough.”