Annual Lottery Grant Scheme open for applications

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Applications are open for this year's Annual Lottery grant scheme, meaning local charities and community groups can apply for funding from the money raised by the Surrey Heath Lottery.

The Surrey Heath Lottery was launched by the Council in July 2019, and was set up to support local charities - raising money in the community, for the community.

Last year, a total of £4,250 was awarded to seven local organisations in the third round of the grant scheme. Camberley Judo Club, Sandhurst Station Nursery and the Old Dean Community Group were among the organisations who benefited from this funding from money raised in the Surrey Heath Lottery.

The lottery scheme means local good causes can raise funds by connecting with their supporters. We now have more than 60 local good causes registered, all raising money and working to support a variety of services in our local area.

Each lottery ticket costs £1 per week, with 60p going to good causes in Surrey Heath. 50p goes to a nominated good cause, with the remaining 10p accumulating to provide the source of this grant scheme.

The Surrey Heath Annual Lottery Grant Scheme is open for applications up to a maximum of £2,000 to local charities and community groups who provide services and/or support in Surrey Heath that help the Council to meet its Strategy objectives.

Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Inclusion and Housing Cllr Lisa Finan-Cooke said: "It’s brilliant that we have already distributed more than £102,000 in lottery funds to individual good causes, raised through ticket sales.

“Through this annual scheme, charities can bid for cash grants too!

“It’s a difficult time for many community groups and local charities at the moment, so I would really encourage eligible organisations to visit the website and apply online for a lottery grant.

“We are eager to support a wide range of organisations for the benefit of our whole community.”

To apply, complete the online form before the deadline of 25 March 2024.