Tandridge Together Community Fund awards £30,000 to local organisations
The Tandridge Together Community Fund has awarded £30,000 in grants of up to £2,000 to local organisations to help fund initiatives, which will directly benefit residents.
The fund invited local organisations, which operate in the Tandridge district, to apply for small grants at the end of last year.
Representatives from the Tandridge Health and Wellbeing Board met in January to award the grants. The grants will help a wide range of projects from educating students at local schools about the issue of online grooming and exploitation, creating sensory stories, shows and experiences for young people with complex needs and disabilities, befriending services for older people, supporting carers and people with financial concerns, as well as improving the physical and mental health of residents by contributing towards a variety of clubs and activities.
Thanks to the continued success of the Tandridge Together Lottery, which launched in March 2018, the fund available to local good causes this year has been increased. This year, an overall fund of up to £30,000 was available, made up of £23,000 raised by people buying tickets for the Tandridge Together Lottery and £7,000 from the Council’s Small Grants Fund.
Councillor Geoff Duck, Chair of the Tandridge Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “We are absolutely delighted to support the amazing work carried out by our local voluntary and community organisations. It was wonderful to learn about all the initiatives which will benefit our community and the selection process was difficult.
We are grateful for the wonderful support our Tandridge Together Lottery receives from its players who have helped increase the overall fund available for this year to £30,000.”
37 local organisations applied for a Tandridge Together Community Fund grant. 25 local organisations were awarded a grant, they are:
- Bletchingley Skills Centre
- Bloomin’ Arts Limited
- Caleidoscope CIC
- Caterham and Warlingham Citizens Advice Bureau
- Caterham Baby Café
- Clifton Hill School
- East Surrey Carers Support Association
- Holland Sports Get Fit Club
- Home Start East Surrey
- Limpsfield Grange School
- Oxted Young Persons Theatre
- Prospero Theatre Community Interest Company
- Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid
- Sight for Surrey
- Tandridge Canoe and Kayak Club
- Tandridge Voluntary Action
- Tatsfield Horticultural Society
- The Breck Foundation
- The Ryan MS Therapy Unit
- The Woodhouse Centre
- Us in a Bus
- YMCA East Surrey
- Young Epilepsy