Thanks to a Lottery Community Fund grant we will now be able to not only continue with the work of our Community House in Worthing but take our community development work out into the Arun area.
This funding (£372,000), along with our own contribution will see over £1 million spent over the next 3 years on community development work in the areas we operate and secure the future of the Community House for this period.
Just like the Community House the activities in Arun will aim to support local people and communities and break down barriers between people in different tenures of housing in the area.
The project will work closely with Felpham Community Centre and the Parish Council to deliver a range of activities and services that will bring people together and reduce isolation and loneliness.
The activities will be run in conjunction with a number of partners in the Felpham, Wick and Littlehampton areas, and also through resident steering groups which will help to direct the project.
The work in Arun builds on the successful implementation of the Community House project which has been funded for the last ten years by the Big Lottery.
Simon Anderson, Head of Customer Services explained ‘Since 2007 when our Community House was established we have seen the impact the work of the house has had on a number of people and how it has and continues to literally change lives. With this in mind we realised that this work is also needed in other local areas and so with the help of this Big Lottery Community Fund grant we can now replicate this work in the Arun District and help even more people increase their life chances’.