Grants scheme will fund adult activities

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ORGANISATIONS are being invited to apply for a slice of a £190,000 windfall.

Charities and individuals can apply for a share of a West Sussex County Council-grants programme that funds community-based activities for adults and older people.

People can apply for up to £5,000 out of a total pot of £190,000 to fund start-up costs and social activities for adults.

The aim of the scheme is for people to get out, make friends and see people.

Among the activities could be arts and crafts, quizzes or computer courses.

Councillor Peter Catchpole, who is in charge of adult services in West Sussex, said: ‘These community-based services and activities will contribute to the aims of our prevention and well-being agenda.

‘This goes beyond eating a balanced diet to the emotional and social aspects of an individual’s life and ensuring that people do not feel isolated.’

Organisations will receive feedback and payment in August once the applications have been assessed.

For details about applying contact Denise North on (01243) 642214 or email denise.north@westsussex.gov.uk