Hailsham: Voluntary groups urged to submit cash applications

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TIME is running out for Hailsham’s charities and voluntary groups if they want financial support from the town council in the coming year.

The various organisations are being urged to submit their applications to Hailsham Town Council for next year’s Community Grants scheme.

The deadline for the applications is the end of November and grant application forms are still available for non-profit organisations, registered charities or other agencies who need funding for new or improved facilities, activities or projects.

Councillor Richard Grocock, vice-chairman of the council’s Finance and Budget Oversight Committee, said, “Hailsham Town Council remains committed to supporting our local communities by providing grant funding.

“Since 2004, the town council has awarded more than £170,000 to fund programs that relate to our grant criteria.

“Small grants can make a significant difference to community organisations when planning and funding a worthwhile project as feedback from successful applicants has indicated, and in many cases acts as a catalyst for further funding opportunities representing excellent achievements for the organisations involved.

“Applying for a community grant is simple to do and I hope that other groups will be encouraged to do so this year and in the future.”

Application forms are available by writing to the Town Clerk, Hailsham Town Council, Inglenook, Market Square, Hailsham, BN27 2AE.

All grant applications will be considered by the town council’s Finance and Budget Oversight Committee in January 2012 and notification of the decision on your application will be released in April 2012.

Funding will be determined solely from the written submission; no in-person presentations will be held.