Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Sevenoaks Town Council provides £30,000 cash boost to assist volunteers during coronavirus pandemic

Volunteers who have set up groups to help those in need during the coronavirus outbreak can benefit from a £30,000 Community Resilience Fund provided by Sevenoaks Town Council.

A statement from chief executive and town clerk Linda Larter, released by the Town Council, said:

Sevenoaks Town Council will, wherever possible, continue to support our local community. For this reason, the Town Council has created a £30,000 Community Resilience Fund for those who are putting in place voluntary arrangements to help those in need.

For those wishing to apply for a grant from this Fund they should complete the Sevenoaks Town Council Grant Application Form on its website www.sevenoakstown.gov.uk . Traditionally applications have been reviewed twice a year, however bearing in mind the circumstances applications will now be reviewed as swiftly as possible as and when received.

It is also noted that applicants may not be able to comply with providing all the information normally required. Applicants are asked to complete as much information as possible and forward to Sevenoaks Town Council for consideration.

Councillor Nicholas Busvine, OBE, Mayor of Sevenoaks, stated at the Council Meeting held on 23 March 2020: “We have all been shocked by the speed with which the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our local community.  We are poised on the cusp of an intensification of this crisis.

“None of us knows quite how the situation will evolve – and that uncertainty makes matters more difficult for all of us.  But, in dark days such as these, it is important to remember that ultimately things will get better and that life will go on.

“For now, we – as a Town Council – must buckle down and do our duty to the best of our ability.  As your Mayor, I am proud to be part of such a wonderful team of councillors and council officials and employees.  I know that we will not be intimidated by the challenges that face us and that we will continue to do our utmost to support our local community in these testing times.  Thank you to you all.”

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