10 years to make a positive difference to the community

Driven by residents

Helping the community to grow

Welcome to the Sompting Big Local website

Sompting is one of 150 areas in England to be awarded £1 million, to make a lasting and positive difference in the community Sompting Big Local is all about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. To find out more about Big Local, please click here.

Take a look at the 4 minute clip of how exciting Big Local opportunities can be for all residents click here.

What’s going on?

Find out the latest upcoming events for Sompting

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Who are we?

Read more on what the Big Local scheme is all about

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Find out if your group is eligible for our small grant scheme

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Making Sompting a more united community, and a better place to live, work and play.

Run by the Local Trust, Big Local is working with over £200m from the Big Lottery Fund and a range of partners, to provide expert advice and support for residents.

The four programme outcomes for Big Local are:

  • Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them
  • People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future
  • The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises
  • People will feel that their area is an even better place to live.

To find out how you can get involved in Sompting

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Sompting Big Local Partnership Member Application Form

Video first shown at the AGM in May 2019.

The video opposite highlights just some of the grants that have been allocated in 2018/2019. It was presented at the AGM in May 2019 and shows the work that SBL and the local Sompting Community have been doing to make Sompting a better place for all our residents.
If you have ideas and suggestions, or wish to apply for a grant, please get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you.

How to Get involved

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Sompting Big Local’s Facebook Page

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Photos from Sompting Big Local's post

More trees being planted on Sompting Recreation Ground as part of our project to enhance the area.
What would you like to see on the recreation ground?
What activities, events would you like to see ... See more

2 days ago
NHS West Sussex CCG

As the Brighton centre is within 45mins drive you may receive a letter to book appointment. However, you do not have to book one for there and can wait to be invited to one locally- have a look at ... See more

As large vaccination centres begin to open their doors, we've created this video which explains the differences between GP-led local vaccination services and vaccination centres, like the Brighton ... See more

3 days ago
Lancing & Sompting Community Health

Vaccine Update - Jan 24th

Our first 9 days of vaccinations have gone extremely well. We have vaccinated 3474 people at the Parish Hall and 304 staff and residents of the local care homes, this is ... See more

4 days ago
Lancing & Sompting Community Health

Vaccine Appointments Update - Book By Text Option

Next week we will be moving to the next government cohort for Covid vaccinations which is those aged over 70 years and those who are clinically ... See more

5 days ago
Volunteer Centre - Community Works

📢 Role of the Week 📢

Group: Home-Start Arun, Worthing & Adur
Role: Family Support Volunteers

⭐ Do you have parenting experience (as a mum, dad, grandparent, carer or nanny)
⭐ Or have you ... See more