The Community Chest Project – Terms and Conditions

About funding for our community
The ‘Community Chest Project’ is the name for the total annual sum of £4,000 set aside by the Emsworth Residents’ Association.

Who can apply?
Any group, charity, school or voluntary group inside Emsworth’s boundaries, Hermitage and Thorney are welcome. The Community Chest Project is very keen to support grass-roots activity.

There are areas that we can’t fund
There are certain types of work and organizations that the Project does not fund:

  • Grants for the benefit of one individual

  • Medical research or hospitals

  • Churches or other religious bodies where the monies will be used for religious purposes

  • Work where there is statutory responsibility to provide funding

  • Profit-making organizations

The application process is straight forward

Applicants can apply for a sum up to £1000 per project. So just fill in the form.

Download the form


We’ll look at your application carefully. A maximum of three applicants are shortlisted each quarter, with each group receiving a share of the £1,000. The three shortlisted applicants are notified. We let people know straight away when their project is successful.

Each sum awarded is made at our QGM’s.

It sounds complicated – it isn’t.

Applicants warrant that they have truthfully and accurately completed the application form.

The number of applications you can make
£1,000 is made available each quarter for the duration of the Community Chest Project

We want to tell Emsworth about your project.
If we fund then we want your permission to tell people about it please?


Applicants, please give contact details. The ERA and the Community Chest Project will only ever use personal data and any sensitive data for the purpose of administering the Community Chest Project, will not publish them or provide them without permission to anyone not involved in the administration of the Community Chest Project, and will administer and hold any data applicants give or which is collected during the application and grant process according to applicable privacy policies.

Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions is a condition of application to the Community Chest Project. By submitting an application for a grant under the Community Chest Project, an applicant confirms acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and agreement to be bound by them.