Community grant scheme offers local groups continued support | Sevenoaks District Council

Community grant scheme offers local groups continued support

Published: Tuesday, 14th March 2017

Sevenoaks District Council will be supporting local charity and community groups by allocating £153,320 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 £54,780 will be made to 27 local groups who support volunteers, run community transport, help older people, people with mental health problems, families and provide support for sport and the arts across the District.

Amongst the organisations that will benefit from the grants are West Kent Mind, Sevenoaks District Sports Council, West Kent Communities and Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services.

A further £98,540 will be given to Citizens Advice North & West Kent, based in Sevenoaks and Swanley, and Citizens Advice Edenbridge and Westerham.

Cllr Roddy Hogarth, the Council's member for Community Grants, says: “The financial support from the Community Grant Scheme has helped many people and I’m very pleased we’re able to continue to back such a wide variety of organisations in the coming year.

“Voluntary organisations improve the quality of life for some of the District’s most vulnerable and needy people and we believe it is important that we do our bit to support them.”

The Council’s Cabinet agreed the grant funding at its meeting on Thursday 9 March 2017.