Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

Is your organisation on the list to receive a cash boost from Sevenoaks District Council?

Sevenoaks District Council is supporting local charity and voluntary groups by allocating £153,340 to help them continue their valuable work. The grants will support organisations which provide services to Sevenoaks District residents, particularly those in greatest need.

The Sevenoaks-based Lewis Project is one the local organisations to benefit from a District Council grant

Funding totalling £54,800 will be made to 22 local groups who support volunteers, run community transport, help older people and people experiencing mental health problems, assist families and provide support for sport and arts across the District.

This year, several new charities and groups have been granted funding including PSB Breastfeeding, Fegans and The Hygiene Bank who will use their grant to fund volunteer toolkits.

A further £98,540 will be given to Citizens’ Advice across the District at Edenbridge and Westerham and North and West Kent (Sevenoaks and Swanley).

The Council’s Cabinet Member for People and Places, Cllr Dyball said: “The community grants scheme is a fantastic way to show our support to the incredibly valued voluntary sector across the Sevenoaks district. Residents’ wellbeing is one of our top priorities and our grants allow these wonderful charities and groups to continue helping our most vulnerable residents.”

The organisations receiving funding include:

The D’Vine Singers – £450

North West Kent Volunteer Centre – £4,500

Sevenoaks District Arts Council – £2,500

Eden Christian Trust – £1,000

Sevenoaks District Sports Council – £2,500

Sevenoaks Counselling (District-wide) – £1,000

CVSNWK – £800

Imago – £4,000

Age UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge – £4,250

Compaid – £4,500

Sevenoaks PHAB – £500

Sevenoaks Volunteer Transport Group – £500

West Kent Mediation – £5,000

BRIDGES – £1,450

West Kent Extra – £3,550

Kenward Trust -£4,400

AVSS – £5,000

Salus – £1,500

The Lewis Project – £1,150

PSB Breastfeeding – £750

The Hygiene Bank – £3,000

Fegans – £2,500

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