Community grants continuing to support local groups

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.