Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Community grants to be considered in Worthing

Six applications for Community Initiative Funding will be considered by the Worthing County Local Committee later this month.

The Committee meets at 7pm on Monday, July 23 at the Chatsworth Hotel, 17-23 The Steyne, Worthing Town Centre, BN11 3DU.

Applications have been received from the following:
•     Women’s Aid – £5,000 towards replacement windows for the refuge.
•     Phoenix Youth Group – £4,882 towards equipment, residential activity and coach hire.
•     Worthing Tennis and Squash Club – £700 towards purchasing croquet equipment.
•     Rhythmix – £2,320 towards a pilot project for children and young people at Oak Grove College.
•     Creative Sewing Group – £700 towards purchasing six sewing machines.
•     Sussex Junior Chess – £185 towards funding a junior chess tournament at Broadwater School.

Bob Smytherman, Chairman of Worthing County Local Committee, said:

“Funds are available to be allocated for suitable good causes in the town.
“If any local organisation has a special event or project which needs help, we are always prepared to listen.
“Applications need to be submitted to your local County Councillor, who will submit the application on your behalf.”

Elsewhere on the agenda there will be a debate about proposed gap closures along The Boulevard and the ‘Talk With Us’ public forum.

For further information on Community Initiative Funding, or to see the agenda for the meeting, visit the County Local Committee web pages at