Uckfield grants awards finalised

Two organisations which missed out in Uckfield Town Council’s initial grant awards have now been added to the list of recipients.

Uckfield Air Training Corps (ATC) is to receive £1,000 and East Sussex Hearing £500.

Other groups are also to receive an uplift in the awards recommended by the council’s finance sub committee.

  • Family Support Work will now receive £2,000, up £500;
  • Children with Cancer Fund will now receive £693, up £193;
  • Uckfield Community Fridge will now receive £2,500, up £1,000
  • Uckfield Allotments Bee Club will now receive £647.55, up £147.55
  • Wealden Works will now receive £2,866.45, up £866.45.

The decisions were taken at Monday’s (March 8) meeting of the council’s general purposes committee after debating the finance sub committee’s recommendations.

The ATC and East Sussex Hearing were not recommended for any grant but subsequently councillors were told the ATC representative could not access the online meeting for technical reasons.

The initial awards left just over £4,000 in the budget, allowing councillors to increase the amounts to some groups.

The updated list of grants, which are payable from April 1 (larger amounts in two tranches):

  • Uckfield Festival Association – £3,000
  • Uckfield Bonfire and Carnival Society – £3,000
  • Uckfield Community Fridge CIC – £2,500 
  • Counselling for Students at Uckfield College – £2,000
  • Wealden Works – £2,866.45
  • Uckfield Community Radio Limited (Uckfield FM) – £1,500
  • Family Support Work – £2,000
  • Uckfield and District Preservation Society – £1,000
  • Maresfield Village Meadows Trust – £1,000
  • Ridgewood Village Hall Committee – £1,000
  • St Wilfrid’s Hospice – £1,000
  • St Peter and St James Hospice – £1,000
  • The Luxford Centre – £1,000
  • ATC 2530 (Uckfield Squadron) – £1,000
  • Children with Cancer Fund – £693
  • Uckfield Allotments Bee Club – £647.55
  • Uckfield Theatre Guild – £600
  • East Sussex Hearing – £500
  • Age Concern Uckfield and District – £420
  • Uckfield Royal British Legion – £403
  • Uckfield Housebound and Friendship Club – £220
  • Uckfield Community Orchestra – £150 

Wealden Citizen’s Advice requested £18,900, and members were able to provide this within the budget available.

Volunteer Centre Service Level Agreement: £8,000.

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