Grants totalling more than £23,000 were provisionally allocated to Uckfield area organisations by the town council on Monday (February 15).
The council’s finance sub-committee reviewed 23 applications for grant funding for the financial year 2021/22 and listened to presentations from the applicants and considered the information provided.
Councillors then met in private to discuss the awards.
Uckfield Festival Association – £3,000
Uckfield Bonfire and Carnival Society – £3,000
Counselling for Students at Uckfield College – £2,000
Wealden Works – £2,000
Uckfield Community Radio Limited (Uckfield FM) – £1,500
Uckfield Community Fridge CIC – £1,500
Family Support Work – £1,500
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
Uckfield Theatre Guild – £600
Children with Cancer Fund – £500
Uckfield Allotments Bee Club – £500
Age Concern Uckfield and District – £420
Uckfield Royal British Legion – £403
Uckfield Housebound and Friendship Club – £220
Uckfield Community Orchestra – £150
East Sussex Hearing and ATC 2530 (Uckfield Squadron) were unsuccessful.
TOTAL – £23,293.
Volunteer Centre Service Level Agreement: £ 8,000.
The above figures will form the recommendation to the council’s general purposes committee which meets on March 8.
Once approved, all applicants will receive formal notice of the decision from Uckfield Town Council.
Payments will be made in May and October 2021 (one payment is made in May if it is a smaller amount of grant funding, two instalments are made in May and October, if a larger sum has been awarded).
Local community and voluntary groups can apply to the council for a discretionary grant for specific purposes. This is an annual process and the figures above cover the financial year 2021/2022.
- Wealden Citizens Advice (Section 142 grant funding) will be decided by the general purposes committee.