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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

2nd Hailsham Scouts

Tents, cooking and other camping equipment which will benefit a large number of young people.

£3,000

01/04/18 – 31/03/19

01/04/18

Charity No. 305855

Chelwood Gate and Danehill Village Market Group

Towards the cost of an additional marquee for the market.

£500

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

 

Community Basketball Initiative

Coaching and transport costs for 30 basketball sessions at venues in Heathfield, Uckfield, Crowborough and Hailsham.

£2,000

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

 

Darby and Joan Club Crowborough

Towards church hall rent and travel costs for this group which meets once a month, helping to reduce social isolation.

£748

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

Charity No. 1015988

ESAB

Transport and training for young people who are blind or partially sighted to get work skills, as well as vision awareness for potential employees.

£2,443

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

Charity No 209535
Company No 363004

Forest Row Table Tennis club

Table tennis coach costs, for this fairly new club which has been very successful in attracting members.

£750

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

 

Frant Open Spaces Group

Extra cost for the initial year to move Frant Green to traditional management to encourage biodiversity.

£955

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

 

Heathfield Volunteer Centre

Towards a website which should give some sustainable income, and phone and laptop costs.

£1,000

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

 

High Weald Beekeepers Association

Costs for bee keeping courses, school visits and equipment.

£1,491

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

Affiliated to Charity No 212025

RAYNET

Towards a digital radio to provide resilient communication across our District in the event of an emergency, completely independent of the internet or power.

£2,500

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

Affiliated to Charity 1047725 and Company No 2771954

Rotherfield St Martin

Fixed term salary costs for a volunteer befriender coordinator role to help with a need which the users have raised.

£1,500

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

CIO 1168555

The Company

Help with a community play in Mayfield which has funding from the Arts Council.

£1,000

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

CIO 1163093

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Co

A theatrical performance tour at 9 Wealden venues, including Rushlake Green, Alfriston and Michelham Priory.

£500

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

Charity No 1064399 Company No 03332773

Uckfield AFC

Goals, balls other equipment and kit for junior football training young people aged 2-16.

£1,400

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

 

Uckfield Camera Club

New projector which will make a big difference to this growing club.

£2,000 

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

 

Uckfield Housebound Club

Help with transport costs for this older people's group which helps reduce social isolation.

£600

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

 Charity No 270183
  Total Small Grant Awards £25,387      

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

East Hoathly CE Primary School and Nursery PTA

Portable staging which will be used by the school, church, village hall and other organisations.

 £3,500

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

 Charity No. 1089642

Groombridge Tennis Club

Help with a new court, practice wall and social area towards a larger £75,000 project to improve facilities and increase membership.

£10,000 

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

 

Groombridge Village Hall

Shelving for a library, a drinks machine, outside furniture and a cooling system for the kitchen, part of a much larger project to upgrade and improve the hall.

 £4,500

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

Charity No. 305234

Horam Village Hall

Part of a larger project of refurbishment, this is to help replace the toilets.

 £9,000

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

Charity No. 305257

JPK Project

Kitchen equipment for a training and residential facility for people with learning disabilities - 50% of its beneficiaries will be Wealden based.

£1,000 

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

Charity No1146743, Company No 7954630

Kings Hall Withyham

To upgrade the lighting, ceilings, roof repairs and insulation, which is the first stage in improving the hall.

 £9,500

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

Charity No. 305332

Ninfield Bowls Club

Windows and rubber ditch matting for this successful club.

 £3,000

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

 

Rotherfield Scouts

Towards acoustic blinds and insulation as there is a significant noise problem in the hall.

 £4,500

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

 Charity No. 305864

Uckfield Millennium Green

Towards a new path at this well-used open space, which will improve accessibility, with volunteers completing much of the groundwork.

 £5,000

 

01/04/18-31/3/19

01/04/18

Charity No 1069936

Total Capital Grant Awards  £50,000      

Company no. 3677361

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

Care for the Carers

Towards the cost of delivering activities for carers, identified by partners and prioritising those who have not benefited before.

£4,000

01/04/18-31/3/21

01/04/18

Charity No. 1074906

Company No.3677361

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

Heathfield Partnership

One year award towards the Wealden Works project which helps NEETs (Not in Employment, Education or Training) across the District

 £10,000

01/04/18-31/03/19

01/04/18

Charity No. 1097521

Company No. 4350359

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

People Matter

Employment support, training and coaching for long term unemployed and vulnerable people in Uckfield, Heathfield and Hailsham.

£7,000

01/04/18-31/03/21

01/04/18 

Charity No 1062467

Company No 3360047

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.

£15,000

01/04/18-31/03/21

01/04/18

Charity No.1096788

Company No.4637252

Conservators of Ashdown Forest

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

£10,000

01/14/18-31/03/21

01/04/18

Non profit organisation governed by an Act of Parliament

Wealden Citizens' Advice Bureau

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

£165,000

01/04/18-31/03/21

01/04/18

Charity No 1090666, Company No 04287877
   Total SLAs  £270,080