Local community groups and voluntary organisations across Hailsham have benefited from a total of over £9,000 in grants after recommendations from the Finance, Budget & Resources & Committee were agreed by members. These grants form part of the 2022/23 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:
The Cedars Residents’ Association – Awarded £500
Hailsham Bonfire Society – Awarded £2,500
Hailsham Active – Awarded £500
Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SASBAH) – Awarded £500
Wealden Writers – Awarded £500
Environment Hailsham – Awarded £4,000
Hailsham Choral Society – Awarded £500
Animazing CIC – Awarded £500
An additional grant award to a local CIC is pending and to be confirmed.
Councillor Gavin Blake-Coggins, Chairman of the Town Council’s Finance, Budget & Resources Committee said: “Our 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.”
“Small 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 (2023/24) will be the end of January 2023. For an application form, please write to the Town Clerk, Hailsham Town Council, Inglenook, Market Street, Hailsham, BN27 2AE. Alternatively, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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