Community project secures funding boost

Community House volunteers and users celebrate Big Lottery grant success SUS-141030-143902001

Community House volunteers and users celebrate Big Lottery grant success SUS-141030-143902001

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A COMMUNITY ‘focal point’ project which works to make a difference to residents’ lives will be funded for the next five years.

Community House, in Dominion Road, East Worthing, part-funded by Worthing Homes, was successful in its Big Lottery Fund application.

The funding will secure the project’s future until 2020.

Worthing Homes chief executive Jackie Bligh said: “The Big Lottery Fund awarding us further funding for the next five years recognises that the staff and volunteers at Community House are providing a great service and homely environment that meets the needs of everyone that utilises this facility.

“It is a fabulous and innovative project completely rooted in the community and one that I and everyone at Worthing Homes are very proud of.”

Community House, which benefits 1,000 residents each year, has several key goals.

Through various initiatives, it helps young people and the unemployed to progress into employment, assists people with healthy lifestyle activities and steers young people away from anti-social behaviour and truancy.

For more information about the facility and full details of the outcomes it will achieve over the next five years, contact supported business manager Simon Anderson on 01903 703 150 or email sanderson@worthing-homes.org.uk