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Please note: these grants are under currently review for 2016

The Money Tree

The Money Tree 2015 - Worthing's Youth Works Wonders

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After the success of last year Worthing Youth Councillors and Worthing Borough Councillors have been working hard to bring you The Money Tree back for another year.

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 focused 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 2nd March 2015 to 5th May 2015.

  • 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 (week commencing 18th May 2015) you will then be invited to attend an event on the 2nd July 2015 where young people from the borough will vote on your project idea.
  • Step 4: Get the funding and get on with your project!

Applications

  • The deadline for applications is Tuesday 5th May 2015.
  • The application deadline has passed - no more applications can be accepted for 2015.

Shortlisting

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.

Voting

If your application makes it through the short listing stage you will then be invited to attend an event on 2nd July 2015 at the Town Hall, where 100 young people from the borough will vote on your project idea.

How to apply

First read the guidance notes and criteria:

Then fill out the application form:

or you can print out and hand write a form instead:

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The Money Tree - 2015 results

On Thursday, 2nd July 2015 a total of 13 local groups and organisations came along to the Richmond Room, Worthing to present to a live audience of Worthing residents.

Funding was for organisations running projects which benefit young people (under 25) and ideas had to focus on one of the key themes:

  • Stay Safe
  • Be Healthy
  • Enjoy and Achieve
  • Achieve Economic Wellbeing
  • Make a positive Contribution

The results were as follows:

  • 45F Worthing Air Training Corp - £1,100
    Two laptops and a projector
  • Amplify Youth Group - £2,500
    A trip to Uganda for young people
  • Angling4Education - £1,399
    Two educational courses during the school holidays
  • Children in Care Council - £1,000
    Football for young asylum seekers
  • Creative Waves Community Arts - £2,350
    School arts projects
  • Friends of Oak Grove College - £2,000
    Garden materials and equipment
  • GO Youth Activities - £443
    Play/sports equipment for the Compound
  • Panthers Allstars - £280
    Towards and Air-track training kit (they already have other funding)
  • The Gymnastics Company - £1,230
    An Air Track training kit
  • Worthing Carnival - £2,500
    Performers, equipment and marketing
  • Worthing Schools Sports Association - £2,198
    New age curling equipment
  • Worthing Scouts - Excelsior ESU - £500
    Two new tents
  • Worthing Sea & Marine Cadets - £2,500
    Three rowing machines

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