The Money Tree
Worthing's Youth Works Wonders
This year Worthing Youth Councillors and Worthing Borough Councillors have been working hard to bring the young people of Worthing a brand new funding opportunity!
There is up to £20,000 to give away to projects which are by and for young people in the borough.
The projects will eventually be voted on by young people who will ultimately make the decision of who get the funding. So start thinking and get applying!
Next questions are...
- Do you live in the Worthing area?
- Are you aged between 11 and 25?
- Or, does your group work with 11 to 25 year olds?
- Have you got a great idea but don’t know where to get the money?
You could apply to The Money Tree!
You can be an individual or part of a community group within the Worthing area. There are two different pots that you can apply to the small pot is for projects up to £500 and the large pot for projects between £500 and £2,500.
All project ideas must be focussed on one of these:
- Stay Safe
- Be Healthy
- Enjoy and Achieve
- Achieve Economic Wellbeing
- Make a Positive Contribution
Most importantly all projects must promote a positive image of young people.
Open for applications from 1st January 2014 to 24th February 2014.
- Step 1: Check out the guidelines and criteria and application form below. The application form can be in writing, online or you could submit your project idea by video!
- Step 2: All the applications will then be looked at by a short listing panel made up of members of the Worthing Youth Council and Worthing Borough Council.
- Step 3: If your application makes it through the short listing stage (11th March 2014) you will then be invited to attend an event on the 17th April 2014 where young people from the borough will vote on your project idea.
- Step 4: Get the funding and get on with your project!
- The deadline for applications is 24th February 2014.
- The application period is now closed - no more applications can be accepted for 2014.
All the applications will then be looked at by a short listing panel made up of members of the Worthing Youth Council and Worthing Borough Council.
If your application makes it through the short listing stage you will then be invited to attend an event in the week commencing (TBC) 14th April 2014 (half term) where 100 young people from the borough will vote on your project idea.
The winners in 2014 were:
Sport and Fitness:
- 1st - 4th Goring Guides - £2,500
- 2nd - Flipitas - £2,346
Community and Wellbeing:
- 1st - Babybuddy - £1,500
- 2nd - Phoenix - £2,500
Best of the Rest:
- 1st - Edge - £685
- Joint 2nd - Worthing Youth Media - £1,000
- Joint 2nd - Worthing Gymnastics- £1,986
- Joint 3rd - Community House - £1,936
- Joint 3rd - Ladies Stoolball - £1,000
The Tide of Lights were awarded their funding before the event as they were the only entrant into the under £500 category.
The Money Tree - 2013 results
The winners in 2013 were:
- 1st - Davisons - £4,500
- 2nd - Worthing kids and dapper snapper - £1,590
- 3rd - 2nd Durrington Sea Scouts - £4,000
We also funded D & D basketball (£650) who did not go to the public vote as the amount of money they were applying for was so small. It was felt unfair that they were competing against larger bids.
For other grants and funding opportunities and sources see our:
The consultation officer deals with:
- all consultations
- Viewpoint (Adur Resident's Panel)
- Talkback (Worthing Resident's panel)
- Adur's Pot of Gold
Adur & Worthing Councils,
Worthing Town Hall,