Quarter 2 - September 2019 performance
In Q2 we have maintained our level of supporting 100% of our grant funding spend in line with West Sussex Plan priorities.
There has been a high level of micro fund appliactions being received for the next round.
Quarter 1 - June 2019 performance
In Q1 we have maintained our level of supporting 100% of our grant funding spend in line with West Sussex Plan priorities. We have also introduced a new approach for resident seeking smaller funds of under £750, this will be allocated out of the same funding pot with the same criteria just with a simpler process for residents seeking smaller sums of funding.  
 18 Micro fund applications
35 crowd funding applications
Quarter 4 - March 2019 performance
This year has seen the introduction of a crowdfunding approach using the councils community initiative grant fund to support resident to deliver projects in their local areas that support the councils priorities. Each grant has been made by county councillors and has met the West Sussex plans aspirations.   
Quarter 3 - December 2018 performance
The council has changed it’s approach to grant funding and has now set up the West Sussex crowd. This is a crowd funding platform that aims to provide residents with a wider source of funding, our criteria for this fund has remained the same and we can report that 100% of grants given out in quarter 3 have supported the West Sussex plan priorities.
Quarter 3 October – December  2018 Level of community grants that support the West Sussex Plan priorities = 100% of the 35 grants given.
Quarter 1 - June 2018 performance
The council has changed it’s approach to grant funding and has now set up the West Sussex crowd. This is a crowd funding platform that aims to provide residents with a wider source of funding, our criteria for this fund has remained the same and we can report that 100% of grants given out in quarter 1 have supported the West Sussex plan priorities.
Quarter 1 March – Aug 2018 Level of community grants that support the West Sussex Plan priorities = 100% of the 31 grants given.
Background
The Community Initiative Fund (CIF) is a grant allocated by County Local Committees to support community groups and organisations within West Sussex and projects that directly benefit the community.  From 2018/19, the County Council will be allocating  £330,000 per year to CIF.  
In 16/17 there were three Council priorities: Start of Life, Later Life and the Economy.  The new West Sussex Plan 2017-2022 sets out 5 priorities: Best Start in Life, Prosperous Place, Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place, Independence for Later Life, a Council that works for the community. 

N.B. From 2018/19 the Council is looking to change how it allocates all its community funding, so this target may need to be revised.