Twenty-two Uckfield organisations set to receive grants from council

Grants totalling £35,350 were recommended for approval by Uckfield Town Council last week.

Minutes of a finance sub-committee held on Monday, September 19, said the council had received a larger number of applications for grant aid than ever before and considerably more than could be accommodated from the budget.

Twenty-seven organisations applied for grants totalling nearly £60,000.

Twenty-two of them were recommended to receive a total £35,350 with the overall budget for grants being increased by £497.

The amounts awarded, which have to be approved by the council’s general purposes committee, are shown below. The figure in brackets is the amount originally sought.

  • Wealden Citizens Advice Bureau, £18,000 (£18,000)
  • Uckfield Bonfire and Carnival Society £3,500 (£4,000)
  • Uckfield Festival Association £3,500 (£4,000)
  • Uckfield Rugby Football Club £2,000 (£2,500)
  • Uckfield FM £1,000 (£5,000)
  • Uckfield (Holy Cross) Scout Band £1,000 (£4,000)
  • Uckfield Community and Technology College Counselling Service for Young People £1,000 (£6,080)
  • Saturday Circles £750 (£1,000)
  • Uckfield PHAB Club £750 (£1,251)
  • The Source Youth Centre (CHIPS) Churches in Partnership £500 (£700)
  • Uckfield and District Twinning Association £500 (£720)
  • Home Start £500 (£1,495.32)
  • The Uckfield Singers £450 (£600)
  • Spiritus Arts £400 (£750)
  • Uckfield Community Orchestra £250 (£350)
  • Uckfield Housebound Club £250 (£500)
  • Uckfield Theatre Guild £250 (£800)
  • Royal British Legion – Uckfield Branch £200 (£200)
  • East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People (Uckfield Social Group) £200 (£300)
  • Millington Court Friendship Group £150 (£200)
  • Lime Aid £100 (£200)
  • Uckfield Holy Cross Choral Society £100 (£216)

Five organisations which were not allocated grants included St Peter and St James Hospice which asked for £1,000; Maresfield Lawn Bowls Club, which sought £1,000; Uckfield Forces Day, £1,000; Brighter Uckfield Campaign, £2,480 and Churchcombe Community Association, £365.

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