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.