Support awarded for 2012/13

Here is a summary of the organisations supported through the Council's Community Grant Scheme in 2012/13.

Age Concern Woking

The Council has awarded a grant to support the services of Age Concern Woking. The contribution will support the services of the group for the elderly in the coming year, including the costs associated with the befriending and information services.

Attitude Youth Group

Attitude Youth Group was formed to provide a safe environment in which youths can mix, socialise and take part in activities. The Council's support will provide a stable level of long-term support for the group.

Carers Support Woking

The aim of Carers Support Woking is to enable carers to access services and benefits by providing advice, information, advocacy and support. The Council's support will enable the group to continue to provide its service to carers in Woking.

FamilyLine Surrey

FamilyLine Surrey provides a confidential helpline for families in Surrey. The grant award will contribute towards the costs of providing the service in Woking.

Friends of Woking Palace

The Council's support will enable the Group to extend the knowledge and understanding of Woking Palace's history, and will aid in the process of raising awareness of the site in the local community.

High Sheriff's Award

The High Sheriff's Award is a scheme that encourages schools, youth clubs, and all other youth-related organisations to set up projects that tackle crime prevention and community safety issues. The Council's support will contribute towards the costs of the scheme.

Home-Start Woking

The group offers support, friendship and practical help to parents in their own homes who are under stress, with at least one child under the age of five, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. The Council's support will contribute towards the costs of the service.

Lakeview Community Action Group

Lift Up Together was established under the umbrella of the Lakeview Community Action Group to meet an identified need in the local community in the absence of suitable facilities for those with mental health issues. The grant awarded will contribute towards the cost of the weekly support sessions.

Let's Read Ltd

The aim of Let's Read Ltd is to promote the benefit of public of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation. The Council's support will assist with the costs of the Group's literacy improvement programme.

Life Education Centres

Life Education Centres is a nationwide charity that provides advice to children aged 3 to 11 years on drugs and lifestyles. The grant awarded will contribute towards the Group's programme of lifestyle education to school children within the Borough.

Link Leisure was established in 1989 to work with children and adults with learning disabilities. The Council's support will enable Link Leisure to continue to provide its services.

Marjorie Richardson Centre

The aim of this coffee shop is to provide a drop in centre for people age 50 plus or with a disability. The grant awarded will go towards the running costs of the centre.

Older Peoples' Forum

The forum seeks to provide a channel of communication through which the older residents of Woking can identify matters of concern. The grant awarded will go towards the cost of the forum.


Outline provides a confidential telephone helpline and social group meetings to support lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals. The grant awarded will assist with the running costs of the Group, in particular advertising.

Relate West Surrey

Relate West Surrey offers counselling, sexual therapy and training, and education workshops to adults experiencing difficulties in their relationships. The group also offers counselling to young people affected by the breakdown of their parents' relationship. The Council has supported the group by providing a grant to assist with the cost of the service charge for their accommodation, as well as providing rent-free accommodation.


The aim of Strollers is to provide 'coffee and conversation' in a caring environment for retired and disabled people. The grant will enable the service provided by the group to continue in the coming year.

Surrey Crossroads - Woking and Surrey Heath Branch

The group provides a respite care service to carers for families with disabled relatives. The grant will provide additional care hours for families in the Woking area to reduce the service's waiting list.

Surrey Disabled People's Partnership (SDPP)

The Council awarded SDPP a grant to enable the group to provide a disability information and advocacy service. The group seeks to promote, enable and increase disabled people's involvement within their local community through a free, independent and confidential advocacy and information service.

Surrey Welfare Rights Unit

Surrey Welfare Rights Unit provides specialist support to community organisations and statutory authorities dealing with welfare rights issues. The Council's support will ensure the continuation of services, whilst the unit implements a new funding strategy.

The Maybury Centre Trust

The Maybury Centre Trust provides facilities for social and business events, health, education, welfare and general recreation for the people of Woking. The Council's support will enable the Centre to continue providing its services, including the management of Alpha Road Community Hall, the Schoolhouse Project and the Maybury Centre. In addition the Council has provided funding for an extension to the building and the refurbishment of the kitchen, on a tripartite basis with Surrey County Council and The Maybury Centre Trust.

Woking Association of Voluntary Service (WAVS)

The Service has been in existence since 1905 and aims to provide support, representation and advice to voluntary and community organisations in the Borough of Woking. The Council's support will enable WAVS to maintain its level of services and includes rent-free accommodation.

Woking Blackhawks Basketball Club

Woking Blackhawks Basketball Club is a local team which dominates the Wessex division and is keen to move into the national division. The one-off grant awarded will assist with the costs of competing in the national basketball division.

Woking Citizens' Advice Bureau

Woking Citizens' Advice Bureau aims to provide advice and assistance to local clients in all areas of social law and related matters. The grant will enable the Bureau to continue to provide its services to residents of Woking.

Woking Community First Responders

Woking Community First Responders seeks to respond to medical emergencies within the Borough as quickly as possible, providing care whilst awaiting the arrival of the emergency services. The grant awarded will support its 'Defibrillators for Schools' programme which aims to provide free defibrillators and training to all schools and colleges in the area served by the Group.

Woking Community Mediation Service

The aim of the Service is to help neighbours find a solution to difficulties that suits all the parties involved. The funding will support the Service throughout the financial year and ensure a suitable level of support in order to secure the services in the longer term.

Woking Community Transport

Woking Community Transport provides accessible door-to-door transport to those who could otherwise be socially excluded because of poverty, disability or age. The grants will support the Dial-a-Ride service to the east of the Borough, and provide a comprehensive service to residents of Woking, plus enable the Town Centre Buggy service to continue in the Town Centre.

Woking Family Contact Centre

Woking Family Contact Centre seeks to offer a safe, friendly and neutral environment in Woking where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents, but usually with the parent they do not live with and sometimes other family members. The grant awarded will assist with the core costs of the Group, in particular the training of volunteers.

Woking Hospice

The Council has awarded Woking Hospice a grant to support the Woking Hospice's provision of the nursing elements of the home-based palliative care through its community nursing service.

Woking ShopMobility

The group provides mobility equipment for disabled and older people for use in Woking Town Centre. The Council's award will help Woking ShopMobility with its running costs.

Woking Street Angels

Woking Street Angels provides teams of volunteers who assist individuals who are homeless and suffering from the effects of poverty, sickness, disability, old age, alcoholism, drug addiction, offending behaviour or any other mental or physical infirmity. The Council's award will assist with the general running costs of the initiative.

Woking Talking Newspaper

The aim of the association is to provide Woking residents who have visual impairment access to the local newspapers with a weekly audio cassette containing local news. The Council has supported the association in the form of rent of accommodation at the Moorcroft Centre.

York Road Project

The York Road Project provides a direct access shelter in Woking for single, homeless and other vulnerable people. The Council's support will enable the Project to provide daytime services. In addition the Council has agreed to provide funding towards the cost of the kitchen refurbishment.

Your Sanctuary

The Council has awarded Your Sanctuary a grant to enable the continuation of the domestic abuse outreach service provided in the Borough of Woking. The group seeks to relieve need, hardship and distress among those who have suffered grave or persistent assault and battery by a close relative with whom they are or have been living with and any children thereof.

Youth Empowerment Crime Diversion Scheme

The Youth Empowerment Crime Diversion Scheme aims to promote changes in attitudes of young people to reduce the risk of offending and to support the rehabilitation of ex-offenders. The grant awarded will enable the group to run a work programme in each of the five schools in the Borough proposed by the Group.

Further information

For further information on the Council's community funding schemes, or for details of the support provided, please contact Frank Jeffrey on 01483 743012, or email