More Than £22,000 Grant Money Awarded To Voluntary And Community Organisations
The Samaritans, Age Concern, organisations supporting victims of domestic violence and charities supporting homeless young people were amongst 17 local community groups which have benefitted from more than £22,000 in grants from South Bucks District Council after submitting successful applications to the Subscriptions and Donations Grant.
This year 36 applications were received and once again the grant was heavily over subscribed as it is each year. The total amount requested from the Subscriptions and Donations budget was £125,568.90 with only £22,169 available for allocation.
The Council recognises the very important role that voluntary and community groups play in the provision of services and activities for residents, and the great benefit of grant support to these organisations, despite the huge pressure on budgets in the current economic climate.
South Bucks District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community, Councillor Anita Cranmer says, “We are delighted to offer financial support to such deserving voluntary organisations. The Subscriptions and Donations Grant is a one off sum of money to help these organisations carry on with their excellent work.”
She continued “Volunteers are crucial to keep our communities going and help them be more resilient. In these financially challenging times we must ensure that we use our limited resources to help local groups that can demonstrate the services they offer have a positive impact on residents and are in line with the council's priorities."
Community groups wishing to apply for the next round of funding in 2012 should email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be sent an application form when the grant re-opens.
For more information please contact
South Bucks District Council,
Denham, Bucks. UB9 4LH
Tel: 01895 837200