St Paul’s Centre Worthing Community Project

As a local charity, we are a strategic partner of Voluntary Action Worthing working together to identify     how the space at the St Paul’s Centre could be adapted and used to host more not-for-profit organisations operating in the Worthing area

We believe the space at St Paul’s could be adapted to facilitate and accommodate more community     activity for the benefit of the local community.  However, we need to know if it is needed and wanted by the Worthing community so we can apply for funding from trust funds and the Lottery. We will  need evidence of what is needed and why.

 We started the process, in partnership, in March at Voluntary Action Worthing’s Voluntary Sector Forum entitled a ‘Shared Space’ where we undertook an initial consultation exercise of their members, from the voluntary and community sector in Worthing

David McAdam Freud, the Chair of the St Paul’s Centre Worthing Community Project presented his ideas around creating a ‘collaboration incubator’ where potentially thousands of local people could participate and come together, connect, in a shared space.

Building on great feedback from that event, we plan to distribute a survey to the local voluntary and community sector, The Friends of St Paul’s Group and local people, to capture more feedback.

In the August issue of Here & Now Magazine we will be asking readers to complete a survey – with a competition prize of a lunch for four people at St Paul’s

The next stage will be to evidence the local needs referencing up-to-date local statistics before we consult local statutory agencies about the services they might like to run from St Paul’s to reduce their costs and extend their reach by being easily accessible to local people in Worthing.

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If you have ideas about how this space could be used, do email partnerships@vaworthing.org.uk or you can call 07392 968367 for an initial chat with Voluntary Action Worthing

 

St. Paul’s (St Paul’s Centre Worthing Community Project) is a registered Charity