The Worthing Churches Homeless Projects has received a boost in the form of a grant of £2,500.

It will help to support the setting up of a breakfast club in Shoreham to support people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in the area. Rachel Blair, a community fundraiser for the Worthing Churches Homeless Projects, received a cheque from MAXIMUS Foundation UK’s Tina Sutchliffe, who nominated the charity for the award. The Project is to use the grant to support its work in providing workshops and services to help local homeless people find accommodation. The Project was founded in 1991 and is now supported by more than 50 staff and 200 volunteers. The MAXIMUS Foundation UK was founded in 2015 with a remit of providing grants to local charities and non-profit organisations that support disadvantaged groups. In particular those contributing to personal growth and self-sufficiency in areas of health, employment and community development. Chris Blackwell, Chairman of the MAXIMUS Foundation UK, said:

“The MAXIMUS Foundation UK was created expressly to help disadvantaged groups. The Worthing Chuches Homeless Project is doing important work in the community, and providing support to some of the most vulnerable people. We’re delighted to able to assist them in their continuing efforts.”

Rachel Blair, Community Fundraiser for the Worthing Churches Homeless Projects, said:

“We’re very grateful for the MAXIMUS Foundation UK’s support. We help more 1,400 people each year by providing them with specialist and one-to-one support. The work we do helps vulnerable people to live independently, despite the difficulties they might have experienced. It is wonderful to have been nominated by Tina.