A WIDE range of local projects have been awarded funds under Adur District Council’s Community Grants scheme.

Over the past ten years, Adur Community Grants has given over £600,000 to around 200 groups, enabling them to try something new or continue a much-needed service locally.

Following a decision made earlier this month, eight groups have received funding as part of the 2018/19 grants budget.

The funds will help to reach the most vulnerable and in need of support across Adur.

One of the projects to receive funding is the Grace Eyre Foundation.

The Foundation has been awarded £2,500 to continue its work to reduce social isolation for those with learning disabilities in the local area.

Lynn Stevens, the Foundation’s Fundraising Manager, said: “Grace Eyre’s vision is a society where people with learning disabilities are respected as equal citizens, are part of and contribute to their communities, and where people can fulfil their dreams and wishes.”

Sustainable Sussex is another project to receive funding, which works with mixed needs groups on sustainable projects in Sompting and Worthing.

It has been allocated £1,000 to help continue its work to provide meaningful real-work experience, education and employment to people who find access to the workplace difficult.

The full list is:

The Angling Trust Sussex Marine Region – £1,000

International Neighbours – £1,300

The Grace Eyre Foundation – £2,500

Homestart Arun, Worthing and Adur – £3,000

4sight Vision Support – £2,000

The As You Are Centre – £2,500

Adur and Access Mobility – £1,000

Sustainable Sussex – £1,000.

The Adur Community Grants are now open again.