Surrey Heath Borough Council awards more than £6,000 in grants

Date: 

Tuesday, 24 September, 2019

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Local not-for profit groups are to receive more than £6,000 from Surrey Heath Borough Council through its Community Fund Grant Scheme (CFGS).    
 
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 September 11, the Council’s Executive awarded a total of £6,480 in grant funding to support WC Lee Alms Houses, Windlesham, Camberley Alzheimer Café and St Francis Church Hall, Frimley. 
 
The awards were: 
  • £3,000 to W.C. Lee Alms-Houses to convert a bedsit to a 1-bedroomed property  
  • £3,000 to Camberley Alzheimer Café to run the ‘Man with a Pan’ course in June 2020
  • £480 to St Francis Church Hall, Frimley to purchase a new cooker. 
A decision on the award of a grant to Valley End Cricket Club for new carpeting and flooring for the pavilion was delegated to the Executive Head of Transformation in consultation with the Support & Safeguarding Portfolio Holder Cllr Josephine Hawkins, to a maximum of £5,000 and subject to a review of the organisation’s latest accounts.  
 
Cllr Hawkins said: “We are pleased to support these fantastic community projects with grants.  
 
“Residents across Surrey Heath benefit hugely from the services provided by local community groups.   
 
“If you are a local group with a worthwhile project that needs funding, I encourage you to get in touch and find out if you can apply for a grant.” 
 
Applications to the CFGS are considered twice a year, with deadlines of 30 June and 31 December. 
 
To qualify for a grant from the Community Grant Fund, applications must fit with the Council's objectives from the Five Year Strategy and demonstrate benefit to the local community, or a section of it.