Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Town Council awards another grant from its Community Resilience Fund to help supply breastfeeding equipment

Sevenoaks Town Council has agreed a £780 grant be given to PSBreastfeeding CIC from its Community Resilience Fund.

The grant will be used by PSBreastfeeding to continue to support parents who are struggling with breastfeeding. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, equipment on loan cannot be returned and additional equipment is needed.

The £780 will pay for five breast pumps and 30 disposable breastmilk collection kits to be used with the pumps.

PSBreastfeeding is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that delivers a range of services for families, the health system and local communities to help them meet their breastfeeding goals.

The Community Resilience Fund Grant is in addition to the Sevenoaks Town Council grant of £1,400 given to the organisation in September 2019 to support their local volunteers.

It is the second grant from the £30,000 Community Resilience Fund recently created by the town council for those who are putting in place voluntary arrangements to help those in need. The first went to Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge which has benefitted from a £2,000 grant.

Sevenoaks Town Council says it will, wherever possible, continue to support the local community, in these difficult times and will be making speedy decisions to ensure that these grants are provided when needed.

Those wishing to apply for a grant from this Fund 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.

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