Community groups to receive more than £20,000 in grants

Date: 

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017

More than £20,000 has been awarded to a range of local not-for-profit groups from Surrey Heath Borough Council through its Community Fund Grant Scheme. 

The scheme provides grants of up to £25,000 to assist groups and organisations in Surrey Heath if funding is needed towards projects benefitting local communities.

On 3 October, the Council’s Executive awarded a total of £21,087 in grant funding to support Bagshot Playing Fields Association, Old Dean Bowling Club, West End Bowls Club and West End Village Society. 
  • Bagshot Playing Fields Association will receive £10,000 to replace a dilapidated children’s playground.
  • Old Dean Bowling Club was awarded £5,787 to install disabled toilet facilities and update the fire alarm system.
  • West End Bowls Club will receive £5,000 to extend the existing clubhouse to meet the increasing club membership numbers.
  • West End Village Society will receive £300 to plant bulbs on the A322 highway grass verges.

Camberley Lawn Tennis Club submitted an application to help fund drainage works to alleviate flooding at their courts – this grant application has been deferred while the club works with the Council to explore all available options and solutions to the problem.

Surrey Heath Corporate Portfolio Holder Cllr Josephine Hawkins said: "Many residents of Surrey Heath benefit from the services provided by local community groups, and we are pleased to support their projects with these grants.

“I encourage local groups with beneficial projects who may need assistance to get in touch and find out if they can apply for a grant.”

Applications to the Community Fund Grant scheme are considered twice a year, with deadlines of 30 June and 31 December. Full details of the scheme can be found via: www.surreyheath.gov.uk/communitygrants