Cash boost for Chichester communities

County Hall
County Hall

THOUSANDS of pounds have been split between community groups in Chichester.

There was a ‘bumper funding boost’ at the meeting of West Sussex County Council’s south Chichester county local committee.

Nearly £17,000 was shared between 11 groups.

The grants were awarded from the community initiative fund as follows:

- NCT West Sussex Coastal: £500 towards the purchase of new cloth nappies

- Youth Dream: £2,500 towards the improvement of Selsey Internet Radio

- Westbourne Local History Group: £1,500 towards the cost of correcting and adding names to the war memorial

- Eartham Village Hall: £1,000 towards internal redecoration

- Noise Project Chichester: £2,000 towards support for various inclusive community events

- Arts Dream: £2,000 towards the costs of staging The End of the Journey event

- North Mundham Village Hall: £2,400 towards a new dishwasher and water heater

- Transition Chichester: £2,000 towards purchase of equipment for apple harvesting and juicing

- Oving Scarecrows: £155 towards the purchase of poppy seeds to commemorate the First World War

- Chichester Access Group: £300 towards the printing of 500 window stickers

- Chichester Ship Canal Trust, £2,585 towards the purchase of work party equipment.

Remaining funds not alloated by the end of the month will be allocated to the Chichester Foodbank.

Chairman Margaret Evans said: “We had a lot of applications for this last round of funding for the 2013/14 financial year and we were delighted to be able to help such a range of organisations.

“It is always our aim to support people across south Chichester and the variety of projects we have been able to help this year reflects this.

“I hope we will be able to provide more support to our community in the next financial year and I would encourage groups to come forward and apply for CIF funding. It can make a big difference.”