Sompting Community in the Countryside (SCIC)
The SCIC Initiative arose from partnership working between Sompting Estate and Sompting Parish Council. Those partners have expanded it to include a wider umbrella group. Invited members of the SCIC group are organisations interested and engaged in the wellbeing of Sompting’s community and countryside.
The aim of the SCIC group is to coordinate, share awareness and mutually support action programs which increase the opportunities of the community to promote health and wellbeing, education, and the experience and conservation of nature, in Sompting’s countryside.
Sompting Parish Council (SPC) and Sompting Estate (SE) began working together from 2013, aiming to help more Sompting residents get to know, enjoy and enhance the Parish’s countryside. Activities included eg walks-and-talks, conservation actions, wildlife courses.
They were joined by Sustainable Sussex (SSx), a charity partnering with Sompting Estate. The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), and Sompting Big Local (SBL), contributed grants. At the same time the EPIC Project www.somptingestate.com/EPIC was approved for Heritage Lottery Fund support.
Participating organisations aim, in SCIC, to coordinate and promote action programs which include more stakeholders and further health and wellbeing, education and the experience and conservation of nature in the area.
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