Council hands community groups almost £50,000 in grants! | Sevenoaks District Council

Council hands community groups almost £50,000 in grants!

Published: Friday, 24th March 2023

Sevenoaks District Council will again be supporting local charity and voluntary groups by allocating £49,800 to help them continue their valuable work across the District.

The grants will support organisations that provide services to Sevenoaks District residents, particularly those in greatest need.

Funding will be given to 17 local groups who support volunteers, run community transport, help older people and residents experiencing mental health problems and assist families across the District.

Amongst the organisations that will benefit from the grants are Imago Community, Sevenoaks Samaritans and the food bank delivery project, Sadeh.

This year, several new charities and groups have been granted funding including West Kent Debt Advice, who will use their £2,000 of grant money to provide free debt advice, counselling and budgeting skills for Sevenoaks District adults. Also included was Cruse Bereavement Support who were allocated almost £5,000 to help them offer free, specialist support to anyone grieving irrespective of when or how they were bereaved.

The Council’s Chief Officer for People and Places, Sarah Robson, says; “Our voluntary and charity sector are the backbone of our community so we’re very pleased we can continue to offer much needed financial support to these incredible organisations.

Sarah adds: “Residents’ wellbeing is one of our top priorities and our grants allow these wonderful charities and groups to continue helping our most vulnerable people.”



The Council’s Cabinet agreed the Community Grant funding at its meeting on Thursday 16 March 2023 and informed the groups and organisations on Friday 24 March 2023.

Below is a list of the organisations receiving funding:

Edenbridge Repair Café - £500

Project Salus - £1,750

Protection Against Stalking - £4,312.50

Sevenoaks PHAB - £500

West Kent Mediation - £5,000

Sadeh - £5,000

Imago Community - £3,750

Swanley Community Hub - £3,750

Cruse Bereavement Support - £4,859

The Hygiene Bank – £4,062.50

Sevenoaks Counselling - £1,500

BRIDGES - £2,050

West Kent Debt Advice - £2,000

Sevenoaks Samaritans - £4,203.50

Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge - £2,500

Youth Resilience UK CIC and West Kent Mind Partnership - £4,062.50