welcome!

Are you an established group looking to get funding?

The £1,500 Grants for Growth funding stream is aimed at existing groups or projects, in Worthing, looking to expand and develop. Grants for Growth are NOT open for year round applications, please see the tab to the right titled “When Are Our Funding Rounds?” for more information about deadlines. 

Frequently Asked Questions
What are our criteria
  • your project must primarily benefit residents of Worthing
  • you will need a bank account or building society to apply
  • you must have a set of rules or constitution
  • your annual income as an organisation must be under £100,000
  • successful applicants must wait 2 years since their initial Appraisal panel to apply for subsequent funding
  • successful groups will become members of WCC for 2 years from the date of their award, and have voting rights at our AGM
  • we do NOT forward fund any projects
when are our funding rounds
  • February Round- January 31st Deadline
  • June Round- May 31st Deadline
  • October Round- September 30th Deadline
Who makes the decision

At the very beginning of the process when you’re preparing your application for submission you will be guided through this by our wonderful Grants Administrator, Naomi!  Once your application is complete, our Grants Committee of trustees will make necessary checks regarding the structure and finance of your organisation. Our Appraisal Panel, of previous successful applicants, meet three times a year to consider funding applications and make the final decisions. 

Where do we fund

We fund groups and charities whose projects directly benefit Worthing residents. That means anywhere within the black border on our map. If you are unsure if you qualify, just get in touch!