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COVID-19: Emergency Grant Funding Available for Voluntary Organisations


Hailsham Town Council is pleased to announce that at its online meeting of Full Council held on Wednesday 29th April, it was agreed to set up an emergency funding grant scheme, of which Hailsham-based charities and voluntary organisations which are supporting the community through the coronavirus pandemic are eligible to apply.

Since the Government has introduced lockdown measures to combat the crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, local groups and organisations have been established or developed to provide proactive help to sections of the community in need of help or support.

Keen to support groups who are directly helping people to overcome the effects of Covid-19, the Town Council will be awarding grant funding from a £14,278.00 budget to eligible organisations which apply. A maximum of £2,500 will be allocated to each successful applicant.

The emergency grant scheme is not linked to the community grants scheme which the Council already operates on an annual basis and those organisations which have already received grant funding from the regular scheme are still eligible to apply for an emergency grant.

For eligibility criteria and to request an application form, please telephone the Town Clerk on 01323 841702 or send an email to

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 15th May 2020. All applications received will be taken into consideration and applicants will be notified of the Council’s decision as soon as possible thereafter.