Community groups win council funds

EIGHT community groups have scooped funding from the council to help pay for their activities.

Three groups missed out on funding from the Adur Competitive Community Grants Budget and one was asked to provide more information before a decision could be reached.

Adur Healthy Walkers was awarded £1,000, provided it charges members a small fee, and embarks on a new-membership drive.

Adur Special Needs Project won £5,000 subject to matched funding being sought elsewhere.

Home Start, which ‘provides much needed support to families in crisis’ was granted £3,264.

Original Allstars Music Ltd was awarded £4,659 provided its equipment could be used by schools and by young people to help regenerate the area, free of charge.

The equipment must also be made available free of charge to the council for public events.

Southlanders, a ‘valued community café’ won £500, while Sussex Clubs for Young People secured £4,000 and Shoreham Boat Angling Club won more than £2,000.

Shoreham and Adur Debt Centre was refused funding because of doubts over the quality of advice being offered and a lack of co-ordination with the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Worthing-based Kathakali was turned down because of its ‘questionable’ benefit to Adur residents, and International Neighbours was also rejected for failing to provide a business case.

South Downs Woodturners was asked for details of how it would involve young people.