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|
|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|
|Ifield Cricket Club||£1000|
|Kangaroos Mid Sussex||£1175|
|Off The Fence Trust||£750|
|Pagham Cricket Club||£500|
|Southwick Cricket Club||£1000|
|The Springboard Project||£1500|
|St Joseph's Specialist School & College||£500|
|Sussex Search and Rescue||£2000|