Three local organisations have been successful in their applications for funding in the latest round of the Surrey Heath Annual Lottery Grant Scheme.
A total of nearly £5,000 has been awarded to these organisations based in Surrey Heath from money raised in the Surrey Heath Lottery.
Awards for this year have been offered to:
Heatherside Community Association to contribute towards the costs in updating the lighting and power systems plus repairs - £3,000
The Hope Hub to help with the purchase of items required to equip the new Emergency Accommodation Service - £1,000
Camberley Judo Club to assist with the purchase of new Olympic level equipment – £697
The Annual Lottery Grant Scheme was launched in October 2020, and is open to local registered charities who provide services/support in Surrey Heath.
Portfolio Holder for Support and Safeguarding, Cllr Shaun Garrett, said: "We’re so pleased to be able to support important local good causes through these Annual Surrey Heath Lottery grants.
"We've already distributed a total of almost £53,000 to individual good causes who have benefitted from ticket sales, and through this annual scheme we’re able to support even more local groups and charities."
The Surrey Heath Lottery was introduced in July 2019, and was set-up to support local charities - raising money in the community for the community.
The scheme enables us to empower local good causes to 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.
To buy tickets, or sign up as a good cause, visit surreyheathlottery.co.uk
For more information on the Annual Lottery Grant Scheme visit surreyheath.gov.uk/lotterygrants.
What local good causes say about the benefits of being signed up to the Surrey Heath Lottery:
Surrey Heath Age Concern
“At Surrey Heath Age Concern we are truly grateful that so many residents of Surrey Heath Borough have chosen to support us through the Surrey Heath Lottery.
“These regular funds coming in will help us to continue to deliver our much-needed services to the lonely and isolated elderly people in our community.
“Our thanks to you all.”
“The Surrey Heath Lottery has really helped us - we are receiving about £988 per year from tickets sales. This money was the only income we had coming in every month during lockdown. This helped us to keep running by covering our phone, printing and website payments.
“Now that all our classes are running we have been able to put the extra income towards the extras that the Club needs. We purchased a new music centre and some new polo tops for both our Young Leaders and coaches in the summer of 2021. Future money will be going towards new items that the children need in the gym.”
The Hope Hub
“The Hope Hub benefits from a monthly donation through the SH Lottery dependent on the number of residents who buy tickets and nominate our charity. This donation contributes to the delivery of our services and allows for a bit of flexibility to cater for unexpected costs (such as higher utility costs) or enable us to fund a pair of new slippers that we like to give to each tenant at the new Emergency Accommodation Service we are also now running seven days a week.
“Between April-Dec 2021, our day services supported 200 people and they accessed our services 7,659 times an average of 38 times each.
“Every donation received helps us meet the cost of delivering these essential services to vulnerable people, and we have remained open and accessible throughout the pandemic. We are very grateful to every person who has purchased a lottery ticket – thank you and hope your winning numbers come up soon!”