Surrey Heath Community Fund Grants of £19,000 approved

Two Surrey Heath organisations have been awarded grants totalling £19,000 from the borough council’s Community Fund.

Camberley Judo Club and Camberley Job Club both 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 the Surrey Heath Borough Council Executive meeting on 29 September, Camberley Judo Club had a grant of £17,500 approved towards the cost of adding a new strength and conditioning gym to the existing facilities at Deer Rock Road.

The club, which offers all levels of Judo coaching from young local children to elite classes, is one of only seven Performance Pathway Centres which link to the National Centre of Excellence.

The grant is subject to planning permission and landlord consent being granted.
At the same meeting, Camberley Job Club was awarded a grant of £1,500 towards four new laptops, which will be used to offer a new five-week training course for mature jobseekers with learning difficulties.

The Job Club hosts two sessions per week at St Mary’s and High Cross Churches in the town.

The grant is awarded subject to a verification of all costs.

To qualify for a grant from the Community Grant Fund, applications must fit with the Council's objectives from the 2020 Strategy and must demonstrate benefit to the local community or a section of it.

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