Money tree initiative set to benefit youth projects

YOUTH projects could benefit from thousands of pounds of funding thanks to Worthing Borough Council’s Money Tree initiative.

The scheme gives local enterprising community groups involving people under 25 the chance to pitch for funding to either expand work they are already doing, or to get a new idea off the ground.

Worthing and Adur’s head of wellbeing Tina Favier said: “You may be in a group already running a successful project, or an individual with a simple idea – all bids are welcome and encouraged.

“So if you run or know of a project that helps young people as well as the community, and would benefit from additional funding, get your applications to Joanne Clarke in Worthing Borough Council’s community’s team as soon as possible.”

There are two ‘trees’ of funding: one offering funding of up to £2,000, and the other offering anything between £2,001 and £5,000.

All projects must promote a positive image of young people in Worthing, and must be focussed on one of the key themes of: stay safe, be healthy, enjoy and achieve, achieve economic well being and make a positive contribution.

Once all applications have been received, they will be scored by a panel of judges made up of councillors and young people.

Applications for funding will be accepted until May 5 and can be found at adur-worthing.gov.uk/the-money-tree