Decision details

Community Initiative Funding (SC11(18/19))

Decision Maker: South Chichester County Local Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Community Initiative Fund is a County Local Committee (CLC) administered fund that provides assistance to local community projects.  Bids should show evidence of projects that have the support of the community and make a positive impact on people’s wellbeing and support The West Sussex Plan.


At its meeting on 5 February 2019 the South Chichester County Local Committee considered the Community Initiative Funding applications received via the West Sussex Crowd as set out in Appendix A.

The following pledges were approved:-


297/SC - The Apuldram Centre, Go Gardening, up to £2,500.00 – Towards purchasing an additional transit van to expand its service within the local area.


310/SC – The Red Box Project Chichester & Midhurst, Little things make big differences, up to £96.00 – Towards purchasing red boxes and a donation point.


316/SC – Chichester Community Development Trust, Discover Your Future: Get Girls Going!, up to £1,500.00 – Towards the cost of  IT equipment provision.  This pledge was subject to the project receiving verification from Locality and the project’s aims not changing significantly when it begins the fundraising stage.


317/SC – Oving Scarecrows, Oving Scarecrow Day 2019, up to £200.00 – Towards expansion of the event.


The following project was declined:-


321/SC – Embrace Chichester, towards the cost of initial web design and publicity for a new community website proving information about local groups.  The Committee raised concerns that the website may be a duplication of existing resources.  The group were encouraged to reapply at a future meeting and provide more detail on the information and networks that would be provided by the proposed website; and how this would provide benefit to the community.


The call-in deadline is 13 February 2019.

Publication date: 06/02/2019

Date of decision: 05/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2019 - South Chichester County Local Committee

Effective from: 14/02/2019

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