Voluntary groups awarded more than £160,000 of grant funding


Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

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.

On Tuesday 9 January, its Executive approved grants to community organisations and charities dedicated to helping people within the borough.

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