More than £100,000 available in community grants

More than £100,000 worth of community grants are available from Wealden Council towards a wide range of projects including those with environmental benefits.wealden-district-council-un

Additional funding has been provided by Wealden’s joint waste partner Kier through the scheme for projects to spruce up the community, improve sustainability, and add to the enjoyment of the local countryside.

The closing date for applications is November 30 and awards will be made for the 2016/7 financial year.

Thirty-five organisations were given grants last year to provide a range of sports, activities and assistance to local communities, according to Cllr Claire Dowling, cabinet member for public health and community safety.


She added about this year: “We have already seen an impressive number of applications but there are still opportunities for other community clubs and organisations to come forward with their own proposals.

“Grants have to be matfch-funded but this can be entirely ‘in-kind’ through volunteer time. This enables us to help well-supported groups of limited financial means.”

Cllr Dowling added that application forms inclulded detailed guidance and examples to help with the application process.


The Wealden Small Grant Scheme provides grants of between £500 and £3,000 while the Capital Grants Scheme offers amounts between £1,000 and £10,000.

A press release from the council said the small grants scheme typically contributes to transport costs, sports and play equipment, training and public performances, while capital grants help with the repair and refurbishment of community facilities and sports clubs.

The council also provides three year service level agreements to enable voluntary organisations to help provide a range of community services.

Wealden’s partnerships and funding support officer can be contacted on 01323 443520 or by email at

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