£4,000 is set aside every year for community projects – but it doesn’t stop there

The Community Chest puts £1,000 aside every quarter to help community organizations. The money is there and ready to go, as seed funding for great projects. See if your project is eligible.  Click here. Any group, charity, school or voluntary group inside Emsworth and Hermitage boundaries can apply.

The money available can help to build a stronger and more active community. Examples of funding so far include:

  • A local choir to provide items of clothing to identify them as a group
  • An environmental project to encourage children in the growing and understanding of food
  • A new activity area on Thorney Island
  • Trees and planting
  • Development of a children’s playground
  • A sports event to encourage fitness in the community
  • Wemsfest support
  • Peek-a-Boo children’s community activities
  • Emsworth Schools Community Fireworks
  • Providing a tool store for Brook Meadow Conservation Association
  • Home Start, Havant who provide support for parents in the early years

We also provide funding outside of the Community Chest towards many worthwhile projects; so that’s on top of the £4000 set aside above. So far, it has helped with these:

  • Completion of the shore defence works at Nore Barn Woods
  • Providing a commemorative plaque and a rose garden in Warblington Cemetery
  • A contribution to the Emsworth and Southbourne Community Christmas project to provide lunch on Christmas Day for those who are alone or unable to join their families

Please read the relevant terms and conditions and print and complete the appropriate form shown below. Email it to jandgmil@btinternet.com  or post it to, J Millar, Emsworth Residents Association, Community Chest, c/o 2 Slipper Mill, Emsworth, PO10 8XD. If you have any problems and need a bit of help with the forms, please contact: Jill Millar on 01243 377071 or send an emaiil to: jandgmil@btinternet.com

Click here for Community Chest Terms and Conditions

Click here for Community Chest Application Form

Click here for Grant Funding Terms and Conditions

Click here for Grant Funding Application Form