Giving back to the community

2017 Eastern Area Winners Announced

The 10th West Sussex Community Chest Awards Evening was held at the Black Rabbit, Arundel in September 2017. The event was well attended by local civic leaders, award winners and their 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.

An impressive 233 requests were received during the application period for grants totalling over £395,000. 24 organisations were successful, each receiving a share of £25,200 with awards ranging from £300 to £1,820

Mark Woodhouse said "I never cease to be amazed by the number of amazing projects which are supported by volunteers and this year we were incredibly impressed by the quality of applications. The task of judging the community chest is never easy but this year it was especially tough. "This is the 10th year of the chest here in Sussex and we have seen, once again, how important these cheques are to our local groups and clubs."

The highest of award of £1,820 went to South Downs Riding for the Disabled which will fund one year's hire of an extra horse allowing the group to extend the service to more riders.

Radio DGH Eastbourne will use £1,700 awarded to them towards the installation of a new air conditioning unit which is needed before they can upgrade existing broadcasting equipment.

The Yews Talking News of Mid Sussex provides a weekly audible local news and information service to local residents and with the £300 they requested they will be able to purchase 10 new USB memory stick players to be provided to new listeners free of charge.

2017 Community Chest Award Winners

Charity Amount of Award
Adur Special Needs Project £1500
Ashurst Village Hall £1500
Blueprint 22 £1500
Chichester Area Mental Health Support Foundation £720
Chichester Hospitals Broadcasting Association £1500
Children With Cancer Fund (Polegate) £500
Citizens Advice Eastbourne £1500
Eastbourne Survivors £1420
Horsham Town Community Partnership £1250
Ifield Barn Theatre Society £1000
JustDifferent £800
Langstone Sailability £540
Mary How Trust £700
Mid Sussex RDA £750
Partridge Green Area Response Team £500
Radio DGH Eastbourne £1700
Safe in Sussex £900
Sapphire Stroke Club £500
South Downs RDA £1820
St Joseph's Specialist School & College £1500
Sussex Prisoners' Families £1500
Sussex Otters Swimming Club £600
Worthing Disabled Swimming Club £700
Yews Talking News of Mid Sussex £300

South Downs RDA

Ashurst Village Hall

JustDifferent

Sussex Prisoners' Families

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