VIDEO: A share of £15,000 on offer for Sussex groups

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A SLICE of £15,000 is on offer to community organisations across West Sussex following this year’s launch of the Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest, which is backed by this paper.

The independent family brewers, with around 200 pubs in the south, injected a huge £15,300 into the local community last year – boosting the coffers of 22 needy organisations.

The 2014 Community Chest grant scheme was launched at The Black Rabbit, in Arundel    L12510H14 SUS-140319-163516001
The 2014 Community Chest grant scheme was launched at The Black Rabbit, in Arundel L12510H14 SUS-140319-163516001

The annual event is a chance for voluntary groups and charities to gain funds for everything from new equipment to training.

This year’s campaign was launched by Mark Woodhouse, Hall and Woodhouse’s chairman, at a special event in The Black Rabbit pub, in Arundel, on Wednesday (March 19).

Mark said: “We never cease to be humbled by how many great, worthy causes there are out there needing a helping hand.

“The Community Chest is all about local help for local people. It helps voluntary organisations at a time when they are probably struggling. So it’s just nice to help so many voluntary organisations who are doing so much good in their communities.”

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The Community Chest Launch at The Black Rabbit Arundel on Wednesday. Garry Shipton  Mary Carruthers Sussex Community Foundation Mark Woodhouse Sally Austin Splash FM and John Scuder of The Plough Ifield SUS-140319-163339001
L12501H14 The Community Chest Launch at The Black Rabbit Arundel on Wednesday. Garry Shipton Mary Carruthers Sussex Community Foundation Mark Woodhouse Sally Austin Splash FM and John Scuder of The Plough Ifield SUS-140319-163339001

Grants for between £300 and £3,000 can be requested via the application form.

To apply, see next week’s paper or go to the website www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk

 

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