TENSION mounted at Adur Civic Centre as 14 community groups, charities and residents associations bid for money from Adur’s Pot of Gold 2013.
Each group gave a five-minute presentation outlining their project idea, and 78 residents went along for the live voting on May 9, hosted by BBC Sussex breakfast presenter Neil Pringle.
Winners were rubber-stamped at Adur Council on Thursday.
Friends of St Mary du Haura received the largest amount, £11,500 for the restoration of the chime mechanism of the town clock.
Shoreham Allstars got £9,000 to turn a lorry into a mobile stage, Hove and Adur Sea Cadets got £5,000, Shoreham BMX track got £8,000 and £9,000 will be spent on planting a tree circle on Adur Recreation Ground.
From the super small pot, Marsh House Residents Association got £495 to replace tables in their communal area and North Lancing Primary PTA got £500 for picnic tables for the school playground.
The best of the rest were £9,999 to Lancing Methodist Church, £8,500 to Southwick Rangers FC to replace the windows and doors in the clubhouse, £4,054 to Wickers Gymnastics to replace old and worn gymnastic landing mats, £1,250 to VC Jubilee Cyling for secure storage for club bikes and disabled tandem, and £2,000 to Adur Talking News for new computers and recording equipment.