Wealden District Council

Wealden Community Grants Awarded in this Financial Year

Wealden's Community Grants Programme 2017/18 received a large number of high quality applications, which will ensure that the budget is spent in the best possible way; supporting the valuable work of the third sector. (Some Service Level Agreement funding was allocated in previous years). This round some projects with an environmental element were funded from a contribution from Kier. View details of the organisations awarded a grant and the projects they will be spending the money on.

Community Grants awarded by the Community and Regeneration department

Small grants awarded in this financial year
Organisation Project Award Award Period Award Date Registration Number

1st Heathfield Scouts

Cooking and kitchen equipment which will help them to expand the group and increase camping and cooking badges.

£1,500

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

Charity No. 268118

Artytime

Equipment for art and craft sessions delivered to children after school and on Saturdays.

£500

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 

Barebones Theatre

Venue hire, set materials and fees for a community play in Forest Row involving all ages.

£1,000

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 CIC 9290877

Berwick Church Pilgrims Trail

Waymarkers, post and website costs for this mapped 11 mile Pilgrims' Path in the South of the District which will appeal to walkers and tourists as well as pilgrims.

£1,500

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 

Crowborough Festival Association

Towards shuttle bus service costs, venue hire and an outdoor theatre for this new organisation looking to deliver a multi-facetted festival including many arts, partners, venues and walking.

£1,500

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 

Culture Shift

Venue hire, fees and travel expenses for cultural activities for people with learning disabilities for 3 Get Connected and 2 masterclass events in Crowborough, Heathfield and Hailsham.

£1,500

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

CIC 07716997

First Polegate Scouts

Towards tents, stoves and ground sheets to replace camping equipment and increase the number who can participate, including those we disabilities.

£2,000

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 Charity No. 305846

JPK Project

Help towards the cost of leaflets to update people on this project and provide information to support and help those with a learning disability. JPK is raising money for a supported living centre with a café, bakery, shop and training centre in Eastbourne which will benefit WDC residents (50%) with learning disabilities.

£500

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

Charity No. 114673

Company No. 07954630

MAYFACS (Mayfield and Five Ashes Community Services)

Resources to improve and overhaul the existing community car scheme, to help it to become self-financing and encourage more volunteer drivers. 

£1,000

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

Charity No. 1166647

Now! Charity Group Ltd

Start- up costs for a man shed in Hailsham. They have contacted many partners including visiting the Tunbridge Wells man shed, host the foodbank, and are creating a gardening project.  

£2,500

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

Charity no. 1048093

Company No. 3077894

Pevensey Bay & District Caring and Information Centre

Costs towards leaflet holders and a laptop for the information centre which runs voluntary services including a car scheme, and provides tourist information.

£500

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 Charity No. 281906

Pevensey Villages Partnership

Costs towards various workshops in Pevensey for residents.

£500

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 

Ripe Village Stores

Initial costs to increase the opening hours of the community shop on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays in Ripe. They also provide a post office and café as well as community events and the project should become self-funding after then.

£2,500

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

  Company No. 08169478

Uckfield Bonfire and Carnival Society

Towards road closure signs for Uckfield Carnival which is a popular well-organised event involving many partners. 

£1,000

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 Company No. 03391867

Wadhurst Brass Band

Costs towards music stands, two new cornets and refurbishment of a tuba for this expanding band with members including those with learning disabilities and health issues. All music tuition is given voluntarily.

£1,500 

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 

Willingdon AFC

Costs for racking and containers to tidy up the storage area and prolong the life of the equipment.

£500

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 
  Total Small Grant Awards £20,000      

Capital grants awarded in this financial year
Organisation Project Award Award Period Award Date Registration Number

1st Broad Oak and Punnetts Town Scout Group

Costs for new doors towards this project which also includes new signage, external lighting, flooring and a cooker, for the scout hut.

 £2,400*

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 Charity No. 267541

1st Crowborough Scouts

Costs towards guttering replacement and roof work, part of a much larger project which has involved a new kitchen, fire escape, redecoration, heating upgrade, fencing and security.

£5,330 

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 Charity No. 305839

1st Forest Row Scouts

Towards a large refurbishment project, part of which has been completed, for new doors, windows, a disabled toilet, floor, acoustic and storage improvements and insulation.

 £4,000 + £2,733*

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

Charity No. 305854

1st Horam Scouts

Towards the last phase in a project to extend and make the hut fit for purpose including new doors, fitting out the interior and help towards the DDA toilet.

 £5,000 + £2,400*

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

Charity No. 1064375/0

Conservators of Ashdown Forest

To refurbish the kitchen at the visitors' centre which is badly needed - they have already insulated, double glazed and improved the power and heating, so this is part of a larger project.

£5,974* 

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

Non profit organisation governed by an Act of Parliament

Danehill Memorial Hall

Replacing the floor of this well used hall which is one of a few which can be used for badminton.

 £5,000

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

Charity No. 210422

Forest Row Sports Ground Association

To upgrade the heating system which will save energy at this large, well-used facility.

 £5,045*

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 Charity No. 1076797

Hadlow Down Playing Fields Association

Towards portable goals, corner flags and a line marker at this well-used facility which has successfully improved the pitch and drainage recently.

 £2,000

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 Charity No. 270069

Jarvis Brook Guide Hall Management Committee

Towards installation of a new kitchen and provision of a disabled toilet.

 £6,000

 

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 

Mayfield Lawn Bowls Club

To replace a wooden frame supporting a bank and the wooden steps which will make disabled access better and also provide seating.

 £3,000

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 

Ninfield Local History Group

This is to fit out and furnish the upstairs of the new Ninfield Pavilion for the history society to create a Local History Resource Centre. It will open for 4 hours a week using volunteers, much of the material will be upstairs but they have thought about disabled access and will have a workstation and exhibition space downstairs.

£4,000

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 

Pevensey Memorial Hall Towards the last phase of a much larger £90k project and involves rewiring the hall, including low energy lighting.  £6,669 + £2,331*  01/04/17-31/03/18  01/04/17  Charity No. 305291

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Fencing, signage and a pump kit for livestock water at Wealden based reserves in Eridge, Ashdown Forest and Brickfield Meadow in Fairwarp. They do education work, encourage walking and wildlife enthusiasts, graze areas and provide local meat.

 £3,039*

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

 Charity No. 207005

Company No. 698851

Uckfield and District Preservation Society - Nutley Windmill Electrical work and restoration work at this windmill which is in working order as well as a visitor attraction. The lighting and appliances are low energy and corn is ground using wind power.

£6,078* 

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

Charity No. 1102573 Company No. 04471316

Uckfield RFC Pitch drainage for this club which has 18 teams, including females.

£9,000

01/04/17-31/3/18

01/04/17

CASC 06924791

 *  Award funded from Kier contribution  £79,999      

Organisation Project Award Award Period Award Date Registration Number
Service level agreements made for spending during this financial year

Applause Rural Touring

Costings for performances in community buildings and Pub is the Hub initiatives.

£1,000

01/04/16-31/3/19

01/04/16

Company No.954753

Ashdown Forest Tourism Association

Help with producing the AFTA map.

£500

01/04/16-31/03/19

01/04/16

 

Clued Up

Crowborough information shop for young people aged 11-25 - focusing on the unemployed, disengaged, young parents, health issues, benefits, life and social skills.  

 £10,500

01/04/16-31/03/19

01/04/16

Charity No.

1093802

Cuckmere Community Bus 

Community transport provider for south of the District.

 £5,000

01/04/16-31/03/19

01/04/16

Company No.6032000

Charity No.

1120494

East Sussex Credit Union

Providing low cost loans for those who would find it hard to get credit elsewhere.

 £4,880

01/04/16-31/03/19

01/04/16

Company No. 213910

EDEAL (Eastbourne and District Enterprise Agency Limited) 

Start-up workshops and business clinics as well as general business support.

 £4,000

01/04/16-31/03/19

01/04/16

Company No. 03938207

ESAB (East Sussex Association for Blind and Partially Sighted People) 

Running and overhead costs for the Wealden elements of this outreach vehicle which has been bought with a legacy.

 £2,000

01/04/16-31/03/19

01/04/16

Charity No. 209535

Company No. 363004

High Weald 

High Weald Unit provides a statutory duty on behalf of the Council and helps to tailor positive policies and actions to support the conservation of the High Weald AONB.

£7,200 

01/04/16-31/03/19

01/04/16

 

 Home Start

Music therapy group in Uckfield for children with additional needs and volunteer support for families in difficult circumstances.

 £6,500

01/04/16-31/03/19

01/04/16

Charity No. 1108855

Company No.5368531

Now! Charity Group

Formerly Furniture Now! Rent and staff costs for a new training centre in Hailsham which will offer advice, training, employability, workshops and courses, apprenticeships, volunteering for young people.

£10,000

01/04/16-31/03/19

01/04/16

Charity No. 1048093

Company No.3077894

North Wealden Community Transport

Community transport provider for north of the District.

£5,000

01/04/16-31/03/19

01/04/16 

Charity No. 1126292

Company No.6438248

SASBAH

To cover advice, family support, buddy scheme and training and work experience for service users with spina bifida and other disabilities.

£2,500

01/04/16-31/03/19

01/04/16

Charity No.247430

3VA

Local CVS providing practical support to the third sector including a wide range of services.

£17,000

01/04/15-31/03/18

01/04/15

Charity No.1096788

Company No.4637252

Action in Rural Sussex

Community building advice and support and rural workshop.

£6,000

01/04/15-31/03/18

01/04/15

Charity No.1035401

Company No.2907172

Conservators of Ashdown Forest

Managing and maintaining the forest including education and training, crime and anti-social behaviour.

£13,000

01/14/15-31/03/18

01/04/15

Non profit organisation governed by an Act of Parliament

Mediation Plus

Mediation and dispute resolution for those on low incomes.

£6,000

01/04/15-31/03/18

01/04/15

Charity No. 1116072

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre

Vehicle costs and volunteer training to provide an outreach service across the District by a purpose built vehicle and trained staff.

£2,900

01/04/15-31/03/18

01/04/15

Charity No. 1101140

Company No.4716514

Wealden Citizens' Advice Bureau

Providing advice services, including debt advice to the public in Crowborough, Hailsham and Uckfield.

£150,000

01/04/15-31/03/18

01/04/15

 

Wealden Bus Alliance

Contribution to printing of the Forest Explorer bus leaflet, website, monthly bus service to Ashdown Forest and research into commuter bus service in Uckfield, Buxted and Crowborough.

£3,020

01/04/15-31/03/18

01/04/15

Company No.08601350

   Total SLAs  £247,000