Community Grants Available In Pevensey & Stone Cross

Monday 5th September 2016

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Community groups in Pevensey, Westham and Stone Cross are being encouraged to apply for grants.

Wealden District Council is now accepting applications for Small and Capital Grant Schemes.

Small grants can offer up to £3000 for equipment and programmes run by clubs and societies; Capital grants offer up to £10,000 for improvements to community buildings and sports grounds.

“Last year we made awards totalling £23,000 through our small Grants Scheme and £76,000 through our Capital Grants scheme to 41 local organisations providing a range of sports, activities and help to local communities,” said Councillor Claire Dowling, Cabinet member for Public Health and Community Safety. "This money can really make a difference, particularly for well-supported groups of limited financial means.  Organisations should take the time to visit the Wealden website to find out how these grants can help them.

 “Grants have to be match funded, but this can be entirely 'in-kind' through volunteer time.”

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2016. Funds for Capital and Small Grants must be spent within the next financial year April 2017/March 2018.  

The Wealden Small Grant Scheme offers grants of between £500 - £3,000. The Wealden Capital Grants Scheme offers amounts between £1,000 - £10,000. This year it helped with improvements to the community hall in Herstmonceux. It has also helped ensure cricket can continue at Alfriston and Herstmonceux.

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