Decision details

North Horsham Community Initiative Funding (NH05(19/20))

Decision Maker: North Horsham County Local Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


·       The Committee considered a report by the Director of Law and Assurance (copy appended to the signed minutes).


·       Resolved -


·       That the following award(s) be made:

403/NH – West Sussex Music Trust, ‘Musical Chairs’, up to £1000 - towards purchasing 100 specialist chairs for four orchestras including young musicians.

408/NH Horsham and Shipley Community Project, up to £550.00 – towards delivering a two-day first aid training course for group leaders plus purchasing a gazebo.

409/NH Horsham Unit St John Ambulance, ‘Assistance Needed’, £746.00 – towards replacing five hand-held radios with the latest model to provide volunteers with medical advice at events.

410/NH Brighton Road Baptist Church Playschool, ‘New printer’, £228.48 – towards purchasing a new printer in order to produce educational resources and carry out administrative duties.

412/NH West Sussex Mediation Service, £600 – towards updating and re-printing portfolio of six leaflet designs to incorporate Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


414/NH The Olive Tree Cancer Support Group, ‘TechnoRelax’, £600.00 – towards providing wellbeing workshops for members using ImmersiCare therapy equipment. On the condition that they provide a feedback and information report on the session trials to the Committee.

431/NH Fare Divide, Horsham community fridge, up to £500 – towards purchasing a fridge/freezer and other start-up equipment to launch the second community fridge project of its kind, on the condition that they first source a permanent venue and approach supermarkets about donating food items to the fridge.


·       That the following applications be declined:

429/NH Happy Accidents CIC, Horsham Children’s Parade 2020, £2,047.00 – towards securing the event’s marquee and purchasing arts materials. This is due to the same organisation receiving £3,500 from the Community Initiative Fund in 2018.


411/NH Friends of Horsham Park, £709.00 – towards purchasing a gazebo to put on more community events and avoid hiring per each event in future. This was due to the organisation receiving £750 from the Community Initiative Fund in June 2019.


·       That the following application(s) be deferred:


413/NH The Phoenix Stroke Club, ‘Virtual reality sessions’, £600.00 – towards delivering virtual reality-themed group sessions to club members. The Committee have requested further information on the sessions, the equipment and the financial situation of the organisation.

430/NH Rudgwick Tennis Club, Clubhouse for Rudgwick Tennis Club, £55,332.00 – towards the cost of associated materials needed to build a new clubhouse. This was deferred until the project starts fundraising on the West Sussex Crowd.


The Call-In Deadline is 12 November 2019.





Publication date: 05/11/2019

Date of decision: 04/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/11/2019 - North Horsham County Local Committee

Effective from: 13/11/2019

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