Published: Friday, 6th March 2020
Sevenoaks District Council will again be supporting local charity and voluntary groups by allocating £153,340 to help them continue their valuable work across the District.
The grants will support organisations which provide services to Sevenoaks District residents, particularly those in greatest need.
Funding totalling £54,800 will be made to 22 local groups who support volunteers, run community transport, help older people and people experiencing mental health problems, assist families and provide support for sport and arts across the District.
Amongst the organisations that will benefit from the grants are North West Kent Volunteer Centre, Age UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge and Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services.
This year, several new charities and groups have been granted funding including PSB Breastfeeding, Fegans and The Hygiene Bank who will use their grant to fund volunteer toolkits.
A further £98,540 will be given to Citizens’ Advice across the District at Edenbridge and Westerham and North and West Kent (Sevenoaks and Swanley).
The Council’s Cabinet Member for People and Places, Cllr Dyball says: “The community grants scheme is a fantastic way to show our support to the incredibly valued voluntary sector across the Sevenoaks District. Residents’ wellbeing is one of our top priorities and our grants allow these wonderful charities and groups to continue helping our most vulnerable residents.”
The Council’s Cabinet agreed the Community Grant funding at its meeting on Thursday 5 March 2020.
Below is a list of the organisations receiving funding:
The D’Vine Singers - £450
North West Kent Volunteer Centre - £4,500
Sevenoaks District Arts Council - £2,500
Eden Christian Trust - £1,000
Sevenoaks District Sports Council - £2,500
Sevenoaks Counselling (District-wide) - £1,000
CVSNWK - £800
Imago - £4,000
Age UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge - £4,250
Compaid - £4,500
Sevenoaks PHAB - £500
Sevenoaks Volunteer Transport Group - £500
West Kent Mediation - £5,000
BRIDGES - £1,450
West Kent Extra - £3,550
Kenward Trust -£4,400
DAVSS - £5,000
Salus - £1,500
The Lewis Project - £1,150
PSB Breastfeeding - £750
The Hygiene Bank - £3,000
Fegans - £2,500
Community Grants are one of the Council’s key decisions and are subject to a five day call-in period by Sevenoaks District Council Members.