Small Group? Just getting started?

You’re in the right place!

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, we started giving out emergency crisis funding to support short-term projects or groups to keep doing brilliant things to help one another in our community. This has now been replaced with our Seed Grant which we accept on a rolling basis, all year round!

  • You can apply for a Seed Grant at any time throughout the year.
  • All Seed Grant applications are reviewed monthly, by our Grants Committee of WCC trustees.
  • The Grants Committee awards Seed Grants, so it may be possible to get a decision relatively quickly.
  • You may be asked further questions by the Grants Committee before a decision on your application is made.
  • You can get advice, or help with your application, from our Grants Administrator.
  • Seed Grants are forward-funded which can be very helpful when you’re just starting out!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are our criteria
  • improving the quality of life for those that be disadvantaged
  • promoting social cohesion
  • proposing a new or innovative idea
  • improving the community
  • enhancing an existing group or service
  • please refer to our full list of criteria.
What we promise
  • To actively support projects and groups through the application process
  • To treat every application individually and equally
  • To 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 Susan! 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/projects outside the Worthing boundary shown in the map above.