Surrey Heath Borough Council announce its 2018/19 grant funding allocations,
Voluntary organisations in Surrey Heath are to receive more than £160,000 of support in 2018/19 following a decision by Surrey Heath Borough Council this week.
A total of £164,900 will go towards supporting groups including Citizens Advice Surrey Heath, Voluntary Support North Surrey, Surrey Heath Age Concern, and Basingstoke Canal Authority.
The grants have been allocated for the past 15 years, with the funding reviewed annually by the Council.
The other organisations awarded grants were Surrey Heath Arts Council, Surrey Heath Sports Council, Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership, Camberley Central Job Club and Tringhams lunchtime club, West End.
Cllr Josephine Hawkins, Corporate Portfolio Holder for Surrey Heath, said: “Voluntary organisations within Surrey Heath are hugely valued and do a fantastic job.
“They continue to provide crucial services – whether helping people in their daily lives, or contributing to the community through the arts, sport, or access to the natural environment.
“In these times of reduced funding from central government, while the council has limited resources from which to give grants, we are committed to recognising their vital work in Surrey Heath.”
The full list of Revenue Grants awarded is as follows:
Citizens Advice Surrey Heath: £80,000
Voluntary Support North Surrey: £30,000
Tringhams, West End: £13,000
Surrey Heath Age Concern: £10,000
Basingstoke Canal Authority: £10,000
Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership: £10,000
Camberley Central Job Club £7,000
Surrey Heath Sports Council: £3,500
Surrey Heath Arts Council: £1,400