In 2013 Selsey Town Council identified the issues faced by local people and business in accessing support and advisory services and creating opportunities for employment and training the town. As a direct result, Sam Tate joined the Council as Town Coordinator and SelseyWorks became her brainchild. Sam is paid by the town council, ensuring she can continue to oversee the business and pull together all the agencies and contributors that make SelseyWorks the valuable addition to the local community it is.
Selsey Town Council also invested over £14,000 into the project in the form of the new homes bonus, the sum paid to it by national government for taking its share of the local housing need. 100% of the Selsey bound bonus was paid to SelseyWorks as seed funding in December 2013.