The deadline for applications for the 2019/20 financial year is August 31 and application forms can be downloaded from the Uckfield Town Council website here.
More than £41,000 was distributed last year and went to organisations ranging from the town’s bonfire and carnival society and the Brighter Uckfield Campaign to the 4th Uckfield Manitoba Beavers and the Horse Rescue Trust.
Payments are made to successful organisations in May each year.
Who got what last year:
- Wealden CAB £18,836
- Uckfield Bonfire and Carnival Society £3,950
- Uckfield Festival £3,950
- Field First Responders (towards equipment/training) £2,665
- Uckfield FM (for licences to broadcast and play music) £2,500
- Uckfield Preservation Society (towards insurances for Bridge Cottage) £1,639
- UCTC student counselling (contribution towards running the service) £1,500
- Uckfield Foodbank (towards rent) £1,560
- Brighter Uckfield (towards equipment) £1,165.
- ATC 2530 (Uckfield) Sqn £800
- The 4th Uckfield Beavers £550
- Uckfield and District Age Concern £500
- Uckfield Theatre Guild £500
- Riverside Friendship Group £300
- Sussex Horse Rescue £250
- Uckfield Royal British Legion £210
- Uckfield Twin Club £250
- Tunbridge Wells and District Samaritans £160.
• Wealden District Council offers grants too with applications sought by the end of November.
Uckfield area organisations helped by Wealden grants last year included:
Community basketball initiative, £2,000 for coaching and transport costs for 30 basketball sessions at venues in Uckfield, Heathfield, Crowborough and Hailsham. They will train young coaches.
Uckfield AFC, £1,400 for goals, balls and other equipment and kit for junior football training young people aged two to 16.
Uckfield Camera Club, £2,000 for a new projector which, a council report says, “will make a big difference to this growing club”.
Uckfield Housebound Club, £600 to help with transport costs.
Wealden Talking News, £2,500 for memory stick players and other equipment for blind and partially sighted users.
East Hoathly CE Primary School, £3,500 for portable staging to be used by the school, church, village hall and other organisations.
Uckfield Millennium Green, £5,000 towards a new path to improve accessibility, with volunteers completing much of the groundwork.
Service Level Agreement
Conservators of Ashdown Forest, £10,000 to managing and maintaining the forest.
People Matter, £7,000 for employment support, training and coaching for long-term unemployed and vulnerable people in Uckfield, Heathfield and Hailsham.
Heathfield Partnership, £10,000 towards Wealden Works which helps young people not in employment, education or training. Wealden Works has also received a grant from Uckfield Town Council.
Find local organisations in our Uckfield Directory