Worthing Community Chest Groups and Initatives we have funded

2023 has been a year of departures and arrivals for Worthing Community Chest.

At the end of December 2022 we said goodbye to our wonderful grants administrator Naomi Wildey who did such a great job working with groups seeking grant funding and also keeping the trustees on their toes. She is a hard act to follow, but that challenge has been taken up by Susan Macmillan who joined us in September and has already started to make improvements to our systems and software.

We also said farewell to Sophie Hawkins who made a significant impact upon our actvites, partcularly in the arena of social media and grant applications. We wish her well with her university studies and look forward to seeing her “go places”!

Sadly, we also said goodbye to trustees Ann Stimpson and Zac Walker and we thank them for their support – in Ann’s case for the best part of 8 years. Their knowledge and expertise will be difficult to replace. Joining us, we welcome Richard Nowak and Hazel Thorpe, both local councillors and, most recently, Rachel Hulme, who has a background in pensions, data privacy/security and regulatory compliance.

We are keen to recruit further trustees, so if you have skills and time you would like to share, please get in touch! You can find out more about leadership opportunities within Worthing Community Chest here.

We’re looking forward to an exciting and productive year in 2024. We especially look forward to helping more local groups bring their inspiring projects and initiatives to fruition, enriching community life in Worthing!