Crowborough Town Council awards over £50,000 in grants

At last night’s Town Council meeting, Councillors considered applications for funding from local voluntary organisations.  The Council has a policy for making grants to groups which contribute to the welfare of the community by improving or supporting activities or facilities.

Wealden-Citizens-AdviceIn total £57,560 was awarded in the next financial year 2016/17, with most of the money going to Clued-up.info, a drop-in centre for young people, and Wealden Citizens Advice.  The grant applications from ENGage and Revitalise Respite Holidays were not successful.

Anniversaries

Next year Beacon Swimming Club will celebrate their 40th anniversary.  They were awarded money towards a swimming gala and a display to highlight their achievements.   2016 is also the 50th anniversary of the twinning of Crowborough and Montargis, and the Society of the Friends of Montargis were given a £3,000 grant towards organising a weekend of events for visitors from the French town.

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Councillors were so impressed by the work of two groups which organise social activities for older people in Crowborough that they decided to give them more money than they were originally asking for.  Noleen Carpenter from “Ditch The Slippers” told Town Councillors about the singing and games groups they run in Crowborough as well as other activities they provide in the Uckfield area.   The Darby and Joan Club help elderly people who live alone to get out and meet people. Representatives from both groups told Councillors about the difficulties they face providing transport and their reliance on volunteer drivers.

You can see how much was awarded and find links to the organisations below:

Organisation

Project

Grant

Beacon Swimming Club

40th anniversary celebrations

£2,500

Citizens Advice

Running costs Crowborough Bureau

£20,500

Clued-up.info

Help towards providing the advice service

£20,500

Crowborough & District Anglers Society

Trainers for Junior Fishing Day

£305

Crowborough Arts

Publicity for Open Studios 2016

£300

Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Society

Bands for carnival day

£1,500

Crowborough Wolfe Bowling Club

Improved storage facilites

£3,250

Ditch the Slippers

Establish craft & dance groups

£1,200

Home Start East Sussex

Support for Crowborough families

£1,580

Jarvis Brook Community Centre

Fun Day 2016

£500

RVS Crowborough Darby & Joan

Organising Christmas lunch

£1,700

St Johns Pre-School

Replacement computer equipment

£725

The Society of Friends of Montargis

50th anniversary weekend

£3,000

Total

£57,560

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