Community Warm Spaces - staying warm

What is a Warm Space?

Community Warm Spaces have opened up across Adur and Worthing - meaning residents will have somewhere to keep warm for free this winter.

Warm Spaces offer people who are worried about the rising cost of energy bills not only the chance to keep warm, but also aim to reduce social isolation with group activities or a welcome cup of tea.

Already, a number of Warm Spaces have opened their doors to visitors thanks to funding from Adur & Worthing Councils - with more set to open soon. The map below will be updated with more sites as they become available.

When are they open?

A handy map of all the Warm Space venues across Adur and Worthing is available to view below. It includes the times they are open (if you click on a location on the map). Residents can easily find one close to where they live. The map will also include the locations of Warm Spaces run by West Sussex County Council and those set up without funding from the Councils.

Who can go, and can you just turn up or do you need to book a space?

Anyone can attend a Warm Space, just look on the map, see what location suits you.

There's no need to book a space, just turn up.

Grants of up to £500 are available to community groups that have a venue suitable for use as a Warm Space. The money can be used to help offset expenses like energy costs, staff and volunteer costs or the purchase and hire of equipment.

If you think you have a venue that would make a great Warm Space. To find out more and apply see:

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Page last updated: 18 January 2023

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