Decision details

Community Initiative Funding (SC04(19/20))

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 05 November 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: -

415/SC – Chichester Forest Schools CIC, ‘Ecotherapy training and equipment’, £650.49 – towards providing woodland wellbeing therapy sessions for young people and adults with mental health difficulties.

421/SC – Arts Dream Selsey, ‘Equipment purchase’, £711.80 – towards purchasing energy-saving production and recording equipment for community use.

422/SC – Chichester Community Development Trust, ‘Children in the chapel; interactive play, up to £2000.00 – towards purchasing equipment and seating for a new interactive play area within Graylingwell Chapel.


389/SC – Selsey Community Forum, ‘Shop Talk’, £750.00 – towards the cost of premises hire at The Selsey Hub to hold inclusive social gatherings for vulnerable residents. 


437/SC – Royal Artillery Equestrian Centre, ‘Saddle for disabled riders’, up to £1,500.00 – towards purchasing an adaptable saddle supportive of all riding standards to facilitate disabled people’s access to horse riding.

The call-in deadline for this decision is 13 November 2019.


Publication date: 06/11/2019

Date of decision: 05/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/11/2019 - South Chichester County Local Committee

Effective from: 14/11/2019

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