Council gives out £7,000 in grants to town’s groups

Armed Forces Day at Seaford Museum. June 30th 2012 E27087N'Seaford Silver Band ENGSUS00120120207093923
Armed Forces Day at Seaford Museum. June 30th 2012 E27087N'Seaford Silver Band ENGSUS00120120207093923

Seaford Town Council has awarded small grants totalling £6,950 to a wide range of voluntary organisations and community groups who benefit the town’s residents.

The grants were awarded to fund a variety of purposes including carrying out vital works to buildings and sites, the provision of workshops, meetings and events, replacing necessary equipment and in some cases to enable the organisation to continue to provide its service to Seaford.

Grants of £500 were given to Cuckmere Community Bus Ltd, National Coastwatch Institution, Seaford Community Partnership, Seaford Museum and Heritage Society and Seaford Silver Band.

Friends of the Old Brickfield and Seaford Live were both given a £400 grant, while £350 was distributed to The Base Committee.

Grants of £300 were given to Seaford Netball Club, Seaford Senior’s Forum and St James’ Trust in Seaford.

The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Dave Argent, said, “Seaford is a wonderfully vibrant community with so many voluntary groups doing amazing things for the Town. Seaford Town Council is therefore delighted to be able to help many of these organisations to prosper and make Seaford what it is today and what it will be in the future.”

A spokesperson for Seaford Town Council said, “The Council would like to thank these organisations for their continued hard work and contribution to the Town; it is thrilled to be able to assist and support these organisations where possible.

“The next grants process will commence in February 2016. If you would like your organisation to be included on our register then please email Lucy Clark, support services manager on

A full list of grants can be seen on the council website.

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