Local voluntary groups invited to apply for grants

18 July 2017

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Local voluntary and community groups are being invited to apply for a grant for the next financial year (April 2018 – March 2019).

Grants are now available through Woking Borough Council’s Voluntary and Community Grants Scheme. The scheme helps local non-profit making community and voluntary groups, who may be in need of financial assistance, to continue providing services to the public, whilst supporting both capital funding, such as the purchase of equipment, one-off projects or revenue funding such as salaries and rent.

Organisations seeking financial support need to apply online through the Council’s website, www.woking.gov.uk/communitygrantscheme

Last year the scheme supported organisations such as Citizens Advice Woking, Let’s Read, Woking Community Transport and Woking shopMobility.

One of the grants awarded was to Samber (Riding for the Disabled) which went towards the purchase and installation of a permanent safety barrier at their stables for sessions attended by children from two Woking schools. Treasurer, Pennie King, said: “Samber is extremely grateful to Woking Borough Council for the grant which has enabled us to install a safety barrier in the indoor riding school at Higher Park Farm, to ensure the safety both of the children who are having their riding lessons and those who are waiting to ride.”

Cllr Ayesha Azad, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Grants to Voluntary and Community Organisations, said: “I am delighted that we are, once again, able to offer local voluntary and community groups our support through the community grants scheme. Local groups provide a wide range of services that are essential to our community and I would encourage any local voluntary group, large or small, to apply for financial support via the Council’s website.”

Organisations wishing to apply for a grant from the Council for the first will need to complete the quick and easy registration process and will then be able to submit an application.

For groups that do not have access to the internet, require assistance in completing the online form or would like further information, please contact the Council’s Democratic Services on 01483 743863 or email member.services@woking.gov.uk

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 8 September 2017.