{{ 'About' | translate }} West Sussex Crowd

{{ 'About' | translate }} West Sussex Crowd

The next funding deadline is the Thursday the 1st of October. We will be holding free online events on the 6th and 26th of August for anyone who would like support with their project or would like to find out more. See the below section on the 'process and key dates' for more information ---------------------------- West Sussex is full of people with great ideas who come together to make things happen to improve their communities. The West Sussex Crowd helps to connect those ideas that make a positive difference with supporters, to raise funds to make projects happen. There is a range of support available for projects running campaigns, including workshops and webinars. West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is the driving force behind this initiative and has a £140,000 Community Initiative Fund (CIF) for projects running campaigns. This replaces the way WSCC has allocated its funding previously.

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Westgate Gymnastics Chichester A-Bars
Westgate Gymnastics Chichester A-Bars joined West Sussex Crowd 10 hrs ago

Our gymnastics club is based at Westgate Leisure Centre in Chichester. The current A-Symmetric bars have been in the centre for a very long time and really need to be updated to enable us to carry on providing a community service for every gymnast that comes through the door from very early ages and all abilities. Our club focuses on health, fitness and growing confidence in children and young adults. The bars are a necessity to improve strength and fitness and allow enjoyment and development in our sessions. All our coaches are very passionate about providing excellent service and developing children to their full potential whether that's high level recreational gymnastics!

LRCC Return to Cricket 2020 hit its fundraising target!1 day ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Community Safety Drive - Chichester
Community Safety Drive - Chichester joined West Sussex Crowd 2 days ago

Communities feel safe when everyone respects each other. Our project will empower Chichester City communities to work together to take action against driving speeds which threaten our sense of safety, and encourage everyone using our streets to consider their impact on others. We will purchase two Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs), which measure speeds and collect data, so we can quantify the problem. Working with relevant authorities (including West Sussex County Council Highways and Chichester Police) and our communities, we will discover what driving speeds are being experienced where and their impacts on local residents and other street users. Our evidence and teamwork will help make our streets safer for everyone: people, pets, wildlife, however we travel.

Covid-19 post- relief project hit its fundraising target!4 days ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Apron Community Garden started fundraising!4 days ago
Covid-19 post- relief project hit its fundraising target!4 days ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Renewing Fishbourne BC's Ditch Mats started fundraising!4 days ago
Horsham Garden Music Festival - Indoors
Horsham Garden Music Festival - Indoors joined West Sussex Crowd 5 days ago

Horsham Garden Music Festival was formed back in 2011 and is in its ninth year. 2020 was going to be a larger year with three weekends of Live Music Planned across the Horsham District. But COVID struck and cause the postponement of the event. The event normally features artists and creatives from the Horsham area, with acts ranging in age and professionally accross the local arts scene. With the impact on Horsham Arts and Culutre, we would like to bring to Horsham at least four shows over the winter utilising local venues who are also now struggling to find shows to run with the limited capacity available to them with social distancing. Venues like the Capitol Horsham, which is now reopened but is struggling to find shows that would visit the Capitol as the present capacity is only 120 in their main house. This seems like an ideal time to unite and work together to start Restarting the local gig economy and supporting each other to start the music and drama again.