Community Fund Grants awarded to local groups

Surrey Heath Borough Council announce that

Local not-for-profit organisations and groups will receive support from Surrey Heath Borough Council through the latest round of its Community Fund Grant Scheme.

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The grant scheme provides grants of up to £25,000 to assist groups and organisations in Surrey Heath, with projects which will benefit local communities.

Local groups or organisations have the chance to apply for funding twice a year, with new applications agreed by the council’s decision-making Executive. Following the SHBC Executive meeting on 4 April:

  • Chobham Village Hall Charity will be awarded £5,000 to rebuild and resurface the existing car park, to make it safe and free from flooding. This traditional village hall hosts a wide variety of community events, shows, clubs and meetings.
  • Windlesham and Camberley Camera Club will receive £1,484 towards the purchase of a replacement digital projector. The club meets weekly at St Paul’s Church, Camberley.
  • West End Bowls Club requested £25,000 as a contribution towards the extension of the clubhouse facilities. This application was deferred, pending the submission of necessary quotes.

Applications to the Community Fund Grant scheme are considered twice a year, with deadlines of 30 June and 31 December. Corporate Portfolio Holder Cllr Josephine Hawkins said: “Providing these grants helps Surrey Heath residents to benefit from the services provided by local community groups, which we are pleased to support. This funding is a great opportunity for local groups who may need support for worthy projects – I would encourage them to get in touch and apply for the next round of grants before 30 June.”

Full details about the scheme can be found at: www.surreyheath.gov.uk/communityfundgrants

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