Are you a small group or project wanting to get started?

This page is all about out GRASS ROOTS funding, which offers grants up to £750. The Grass Roots grant is for those organisations who are newly formed with small to micro sized projects they are hoping to get off the ground. These groups will have little or no experience of fundraising.

  1. Please note that our next funding round deadline is 29th February 2024.
  2. We will discuss grant applications received at our Grants Committee in March 2024.
  3. A decision is made on Seed Grants and Grass Roots grants at this committee.
  4. The Committee also decides whether to pass Grants for Growth forward to our Appraisal Panel.
  5. The Appraisal Panel will next meet in March 2024 at which point, Grants for Growth awards will be made.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are our criteria
  • improving the quality of life for those that may be disadvantaged
  • promoting social cohesion
  • proposing a new or innovative idea
  • improving the community
  • enhancing an existing group or service
What we promise
  • Actively support projects and groups through the application process
  • Treat every application individually and equally
  • Ensure that the money within the grant awarded is spent on the items agreed during your application
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 Vicky! Your application will then be reviewed by our Grants Committee which consists of three of our trustees.

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!

What we don't fund

We do not fund salaries or groups outside the Worthing boundary, shown in the map above. Please refer to our full list of criteria.