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Adur's Pot of Gold

Adur's Pot of Gold 2015

Adur's Pot of Gold - 2015

Adur District Council has a pot of money ready and waiting to be spent on the best ideas to improve our community for under 25 year olds.

The projects will be voted on by young people and their supporters 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 Adur area?
  • Are you aged under 25?
  • Or, does your group work with under 25 year olds?
  • Have you got a great idea but don't know where to get the money?

To apply you can be anyone from an individual with a great idea, part of a community group or uniformed organisation or you can be from a group that works with young people in the Adur District.

There are two pots you can apply into (but you can only apply to one); you can apply to the small pot for projects up to £2,000 or to the large pot for projects between £2,001 to £5,000. No application can be for any more than £5,000.

All project ideas must be focussed on one of our key themes:

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

When can I apply?

  • Applications will be accepted from Monday, 1st December 2014
  • Closing date was: Monday, 2nd February 2015
  • The application deadline has passed - no more applications can be accepted for 2015

What is the process?

  • Step one:
    All bids for funding require an application form. These can be completed in hard copy or online at You can also submit a short video in support of your application (applications open from Monday 1st December 2014). All bids will go before a cross party panel of local councillors and young people. This group will meet in early February 2015.
  • Step two:
    At the event on Thursday 9th April 2015 the authorised bids will present their projects ideas to a 'live' voting audience made up of young people, supporters of the bids and a panel of judges made up of the Adur Cabinet.
  • Step three:
    All the projects chosen by the voting audience will then go before full council on Thursday 16th April 2015 for agreement before the funding is released.

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Adur's Pot of Gold 2015 results

Adur's Pot of Gold - 2015

On Thursday 9th April 2015 a total of 16 local groups and organisations came along to Adur Civic Centre to present to a live audience of Adur 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 2015 results were as follows:

  • 1440 Shoreham-by-Sea Air Cadets - £3,000
    To purchase 10 new laptops for training and exams
  • 1st Sompting Scout Group - £999
    To purchase a Mess Tent
  • 3rd / 5th Lancing Sea Scouts - £4,751
    To purchase essential equipment such as buoyancy aids, waterproof long johns and windproof jackets
  • Activ8 for Kids - £1,975
    Initial start-up costs for a Parkrun event for children in Adur
  • Creative Waves - £4,600
    Creative Workshops in Schools in Adur
  • Esteem YMT - £3,000
    To fund weekly Drop-In sessions
  • Fishersgate Active Grub Club - £1,400
    To provide a series of cook and eat sessions alongside a physical activity session
  • Hands On Community - £4,939
    To create a bank of 'Hands On' resources for the local young community including an animation station
  • Lancing Rangers / Lancing United - £5,000
    Upgrades to football pitch and surrounding area at Crowshaw Rec
  • Original Allstars Music Ltd CiC - £4,129
    To equip Penhill Arts Centre with the tools for young people in Adur to develop their musical creativity in a safe environment
  • Shoreham Rugby Club - £4,976
    Two sets of H posts and four post protectors
  • Sompting Big Local - £3,335
    To revamp a BMX Track on Hamble Rec
  • St Peters RC Church - £800
    To fund the replacement of storage for toys
  • Storm Junior Basketball Club - £4,000
    To purchase uniforms, basketballs and nets, bursaries and training
  • Wild Foxes Forest School CiC - £2,000
    To run a Forest School locally - reconnecting kids with nature

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