About Us

Worthing Community Chest is a registered, local, independent charity. We support projects and activities in Worthing that support social and economical well being. We do this by awarding small grants to groups, clubs, events and other good causes around Worthing. Our funds are raised through income from our recycling partnerships, which include Worthing Borough Council. They donate money raised from Worthing’s textile recycling bins. The more old clothes and shoes we can collect, the more we can support our community!



Seed grants

Our seed grants are our smallest grant type of up to £250. This grant is aimed at new groups to help them get set up, or during emergency situations. Applications are welcome for our Seed grants all year round. Click below for more information.

grass root grants

Our Grass Root grants are up to £750 and are aimed at smaller groups and projects. We are able to forward fund for events and other purchases. This funding is also available for groups that started with a Seed grant from us previously.

grants for growth

Our Grants for Growth funding is able to give groups with larger projects up to £1,500. To apply for Grants for Growth, you have to be within our funding round deadlines which happen three times a year. Click below for further details.

£420,000 awarded to local groups

Over 300 groups funded over 20 years

Our Funded Groups

Electric Storm youth

Worthing Dementia HUb

Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week

Worthing greif play cafe

worthing football club supporters Association

worthing theatre trail