Applications for grants totalling nearly £45,000 have been received by Uckfield Town Council and a recommendation on who receives how much will be made at a finance committee meeting on Wednesday (September 13).
A report prepared for consideration by councillors shows another £18,836 identified for Wealden Citizens Advice and £8,000 budgeted for a service level agreement with Uckfield Volunteer Centre.
The highest amount applied for is £10,000 sought by Wealden Works, a project giving young unemployed Wealden people a lifeline to get their lives on track.
Earlier this year the town council agreed to give the project £10,000 towards an £80,000 target needed to keep it going, allocating the sum from reserves. Read more in a previous Uckfield News story here: Wealden Works project gets Uckfield Town Council backing.
This is a new grant application from Wealden Works, an organisation supporting people aged 16 to 24, who are not in education, employment or training.
First Field Responders, who are trained by South East Coast Ambulance Service, and are sent to ambulance 999 calls in and around Uckfield have applied for a grant of £5,000 from the town council.
The responders, who are volunteers, often arrive at the scene of emergencies before the ambulance itself and provide vital first-at-scene care.
Other applications come from Uckfield Festival Association, £4,000 and Uckfield Bonfire and Carnival Society, £3,950.
A full list of applications can be seen below. The finance committee will make a recommendation on grants to be allocated. The recommendation will then go for approval to the council’s general purposes committee.