Giving back to the community

2016 Eastern Area Winners Announced

The 9th West Sussex Community Chest Awards Evening was held at the Black Swan, Pease Pottage in September 2016 and local civic leaders were among the invited guests. The judges were Gary Shipton and Blaise Tapp, Sussex Newspapers, Adrian Barrott, Sussex Community Foundation, John Scudder, H&W Business Partner at The Plough, Ifield and Mark Woodhouse, Hall & Woodhouse.

149 applications were received for grants totalling over £234,000. 28 organisations were successful, each receiving a share of £26,829 with grants ranging from £250 to £2,500. This included £500 awarded to Pagham Cricket Club to match funds raised on their behalf by their local H&W pub, the Lion Inn.

The highest award of £2,500 was awarded to Chalk Farm Learning Disability Centre which provides realistic work experience, employment and independent living skills within a working hotel which is open to the general public. The grant will be used to upgrade the students classroom and rest/canteen area including toilet facilities.

Sussex Search and Rescue received £2,000 which will be used to upgrade their radios due to the radio frequencies being changed.

2016 Community Chest Award Winners

Charity Amount of Award
A Band of Brothers £2000
Ansty Village Hall Trust £450
Bells Yew Green Cricket Club £500
Blueprint 22 £1500
Bognor Regis , Chichester & District Samaritans £1000
Burgess Hill Youth £500
Chalk Farm Learning Disability Centre £2500
Court Meadow Group RDA £1500
Crawley Community Youth Service £1000
Embrace East Sussex £300
The Friends of Ingfield £750
The Hangleton and Knoll Project £800
Home-Start CHAMS £1000
Horsham Matters £1000
Ifield Cricket Club £1000
Kangaroos Mid Sussex £1175
Off The Fence Trust £750
Pagham Cricket Club £500
PACSO £600
People Matter £1400
Pippa's Group £504
Rainbow Pre-School £250
Southwick Cricket Club £1000
The Springboard Project £1500
St Joseph's Specialist School & College £500
Sunbeam Club £350
Sussex Search and Rescue £2000

2016 Eastern Area Winners

Chalk Farm Learning Disability Centre

Friends of Ingfield

Embrace East Sussex

Rainbow Pre-School