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

Surrey Heath awards grants to voluntary groups of almost £160,000 for 2016/17

Surrey Heath Borough Council announce grant funding for voluntary organisations for 2016/17.

surrey-heath-houseVoluntary organisations in Surrey Heath are to receive almost £160,000 of support in 2017/18 following a decision by Surrey Heath Borough Council this week.

On Tuesday 10 January, its Executive approved grants to community organisations and charities dedicated to helping people within the borough.

A total of £159,900 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 14 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 Colin Dougan, Transformation Portfolio Holder for Surrey Heath, said: “Voluntary organisations within Surrey Heath do a tremendous job and are hugely valued.

“They continue to provide vital services – whether helping people on a day to day basis, or enriching the community through the arts, sport, or access to the natural environment. While the council has limited funding resources from which to give grants, we are committed to recognising their crucial work in Surrey Heath.”

The Revenue Grants awarded were:
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

Camberley Central Job Club £7,000

Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership: £5,000

Surrey Heath Sports Council: £3,500

Surrey Heath Arts Council: £1,400