Surrey Heath Community Groups awarded more than £16,000

Date: 

Thursday, 25 October, 2018

Three local organisations have been awarded grants totalling more than £16,000 from Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Community Fund.

Windlesham Field of Remembrance, Camberley Judo Club and Beacon Frontline Debt Service had funding approved in the latest round of grant applications to be considered.

The Council’s Community Fund Grant Scheme provides grants of up to £25,000 to assist local 'not for profit organisations' with the delivery of community projects.

At SHBC’s Executive meeting on 16 October, Windlesham Field of Remembrance were awarded £10,000 towards a project to relocate the War Memorial and landscape the surrounding gardens.

Camberley Judo Club had a grant of £5,000 approved towards the cost of buying a minibus, which will be used to help deliver ‘mobile judo’ as an after school club in the area, and assist athletes in attending competitions.

Beacon Frontline Debt Service, a charity based at Beacon Church in Berkshire Road, Camberley, were awarded £1,380 to buy 6 laptops and 4 mobile phones for volunteer and client use. 

Surrey Heath Support and Safeguarding Portfolio Holder Cllr Josephine Hawkins said: “We are delighted to support these excellent community projects with grants. 

“Residents across Surrey Heath benefit hugely from the services provided by local community groups.  

“I encourage local groups with worthwhile projects who may need assistance to get in touch and find out if they can apply for a grant.” 

To qualify for a grant from the Community Grant Fund, applications must fit with the Council's objectives from the Five Year Strategy and demonstrate benefit to the local community, or a section of it. 

Application deadlines are twice a year, on 30 June and 31 December.

For more information go to www.surreyheath.gov.uk/communitygrants