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Mayor Presenting More Grants to Local Community Groups

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Photo of Town Mayor Concillor Paul Holbrook 

The Mayor of Hailsham continues to present grant cheques to local charities and community groups, after he came in under budget on his allocated mayoral allowance in the last financial year.

In his role as mayor, Cllr Paul Holbrook receives a yearly allowance to cover events – and other costs associated with the office of Town Mayor – but in the previous financial year, he did not utilise all of the allowance and stated that he will donate what was remaining to nine local community groups and charitable organisations, some of which have recently been presented with their grant cheques.

Town councillors considered and agreed a request by Councillor Holbrook to re-allocate funds from the previous year’s Mayoral Allowance and issue grants of £100 each to the following organisations:

  • Hailsham Historical Society
  • Hailsham Festival
  • Hailsham Choral Society
  • Environment Hailsham
  • Charles Hunt Centre
  • Pass It On (In Your Community)
  • FrOGS (Friends of Grovelands School)
  • Medi Tech Trust
  • Southdown/Hailsham Wellbeing Centre

“The community and voluntary sector play a significant role within Hailsham, fulfilling a broad range of requirements for the local community,” said Cllr Holbrook. “The benefits that come from a having such a vibrant community and voluntary sector creates a number of positives for the town by providing services to those in need, volunteering for those who need to develop their life skills, as well as providing the means for people to become involved in their community or simply leisure opportunities.”

“I am impressed by the work in the town by volunteers who help run these organisations and, having recognised and supported such organisations in the past wherever I can, I am certain that there are many unsung heroes upon who so much depends on the success of fundraising events and other vital work in the community.”

“From this, I am extremely pleased to be able to offer money via small grants from my mayoral allowance to some of our local, very important community groups and charitable organisations. Now more than ever, the charity and community services sector needs support to continue doing the great work they do every day.”

“All of our local community groups are assets to the town and I’m proud to be able to help them to keep up the excellent work they are doing, by way of these small grants.”

Enquiries relating to this media release

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