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Hailsham Town Council Grants: 2019/20

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Community grants scheme 

Local community groups and voluntary organisations across Hailsham are set to benefit from almost £25,000 worth of grants after recommendations from the Finance, Budget, Resources & Staffing Committee were ratified by Hailsham Town Council. These grants form part of the 2019/20 Community Grant Scheme.

The Town Council has awarded grants to a wide range of community groups that aim to introduce improved facilities, activities or projects for the benefit of the town’s residents:

Cedars Residents’ Association:£500

Community Stuff CIC: £500

Diplocks Community Trust: £400

E.S. Assoc of Blind & Partially Sighted People: £500

Environment Hailsham:  £4,000

Friends of Demelza Hospice for Children: £400

Hailsham Bonfire Society: £2,500

Hailsham Choral Society: £300

Hailsham Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB): £13,287

Hailsham Cricket Club: £400

Hailsham Festival: £500

Hailsham Foodbank: £500

Mediation +: £500

Summerheath Hall: £500

Wealden Writers: £200

TOTAL: £24,987

Councillor Gavin Blake-Coggins, chairman of the Finance, Budget, Resources & Staffing Committee said, “Our yearly grant scheme is the main way in which the Town Council provides funding and support to the voluntary sector. Most of the time, voluntary groups and charities survive on the generosity of donations from the public, fundraising and the willingness of volunteers to give up their time.”

“Community grants such as these are a valuable addition to this mix and can make a considerable difference to them when planning and funding a worthwhile project. Such organisations are assets to the local community and I’m proud the Town Council can help them to keep up the excellent work they are doing by way of these grants.”

Councillor Blake-Coggins added: “Any group that has a constitution, a non-profit ethos and are of benefit to the local community of Hailsham may apply for a grant in the future.”

The next deadline for grant aid applications (2020/21) will be the end of January 2020. For an application form, please write to the Town Clerk, Hailsham Town Council, Inglenook, Market Street, Hailsham, BN27 2AE or email us.

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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