Community groups to benefit from grant awards

Voluntary organisations in Surrey Heath are to receive more than £20,000 following a decision by Surrey Heath Borough Council this week.

On Tuesday 17 March 2015 its Executive awarded a total of £22,966 in grant funding to support Parity for Disability, Frimley Green Village Hall and Camberley Cricket Club.

The council has its own Community Grant Fund from which it provides grants of up to £25,000 to assist local ‘not for profit organisations’ with the delivery of community projects.

Applications to the Community Fund grant scheme are considered twice a year following deadlines of 30 June and 31 December. Full details of the scheme can be found at www.surreyheath.gov.uk/communityfundgrants

Parity for Disability will use £10,500 to purchase furnishings and equipment - including kitchen items - for their new centre which has recently opened in Mytchett.

Frimley Green Village Hall will gain £6,600 of funding to replace their external storage unit and provide new disabled access to the hall with works planned to begin in summer 2015.

Camberley Cricket Club will receive £5,886 to demolish their old groundsman’s shed and replace it with a new secure garage to house ground maintenance equipment.

Corporate portfolio holder for Surrey Heath, Cllr Charlotte Morley, said: "The council values the great contribution of voluntary organisations within Surrey Heath, as they provide key services to those requiring help in their daily lives.

"While the council's funding resources are limited from which to give grants, we try to support these organisations in recognition of their valuable work in Surrey Heath."

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