Local community groups and voluntary organisations across Hailsham are set to benefit from nearly £6,150 worth of grants after recommendations from the Finance and Budget Oversight Committee were ratified by Hailsham Town Council.
These grants form part of the 2014/15 Community Grant Scheme. The town council has awarded grants to a wide range of community groups that aim to introduce improved facilities, activities or projects for the benefit of the town’s residents. These include Diplocks Community Trust (£200), Hailsham Bonfire Society (£750), Hailsham ATC 249 Squadron (£500), Furniture Now! (£500), Hailsham United Junior Football Club (£500), Hailsham and District Sports Alliance (£200), Hailsham Town Football Club (£500), Hailsham Bowling Club (£200), Summerheath Hall (£500), Hailsham Out and About Club (£350), 2nd Hailsham Rainbows (£150), Hailsham Table Tennis Club (£150), Hailsham Theatres (£200), 2nd Hailsham Scout Group (£200), Hailsham Tennis Club (£500), Hailsham Choral Society (£200), Hailsham Old Pavilion Society (£300), Hailsham ESDA (£150) and Mediation + (£100).
Cllr Chriss Triandafyllou, Chairman of the Finance and Budget Oversight Committee, said: “Our yearly grant scheme is the main way in which the town council provides funding and support to the voluntary sector. Most of the time, voluntary groups and charities survive on the generosity of donations from the public, fundraising and the willingness of volunteers to give up their time. Small grants such as these are a valuable addition to this mix and can make a considerable difference to them when planning and funding a worthwhile project.”