Uckfield Town Council, at its discretion and subject to available funding, provides grants and general support to small local groups and organisations which contribute to the welfare of the community by improving or supporting facilities and/or activities in Uckfield Parish. In 2022/23 grants totalled £41,333.47 which included awarded grant funding to local voluntary and community organisations and funding agreed through service level agreements for Wealden Citizen’s Advice and Uckfield Volunteer Centre.
The Council assesses applications on their own merits, and there is a list of guidelines with the application form to help those seeking grant funding. However full funding is not guaranteed. Grants will not be awarded to commercial or profit-making groups or individuals. Whilst we welcome applications from schools, we will not fund activities or services that the schools have a statutory responsibility to provide.
There were 12 applications received through the Town Council’s Community Grant Programme for the financial year 2022-23, in addition to funding already secured through service level agreements for Uckfield Volunteer Centre and Wealden Citizen’s Advice.
On 14 March 2022, General Purposes Committee reviewed the recommended community grant allocations for 2022-23 put forward by the Finance Sub-Committee at their meeting on 23 February 2022.
All applicants received formal notice of the decision taken by Uckfield Town Council. Successful applicants being awarded grant funding for 2022-23 received payments in May and October 2022 (one payment is made in May if it is a smaller amount, two instalments are made across May and October if a larger sum has been awarded).
Applicant Amount Recommended requested allocation
Uckfield Theatre Guild £600.00 £600.00
The Royal British Legion – Uckfield Branch £200.00 £200.00
Uckfield Bonfire and Carnival Society £1,278.75 £1,278.75
St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) £1,100.00 £1,100.00
St Peter & St James Hospice £1,000.00 £1,000.00
HM70 – Her Majesty 70th Celebrations £1,150.00 £1,150.00
Manor Park & Hempstead Fields Residents’ Association £299.00 £299.00
Ridgewood Village Hall Management Committee £1,505.72 £1,505.72
Uckfield Community Fridge £1,200.00 £1,200.00
Sunflowers Mental Health & Wellbeing £1,000.00 £0.00
Ashdown Radio Ltd (Uckfield FM) £2,500.00 £2,500.00
Uckfield Festival Association £4,000.00 £3,500.00
There were 23 applications received through the Town Council’s Community Grant Programme for the financial year 2021-22.
On 8 March 2021, General Purposes Committee reviewed the recommended community grant allocations for 2021-22 put forward by the Finance Sub-Committee at their meeting on 15 February 2021. General Purposes Committee considered the application submitted by Wealden Citizen’s Advice and decided how to allocate the funds that were still remaining. A decision was taken and members approved the allocation of £27,500 of grant funding to local community groups and organisations, £18,900 to the Wealden Citizen’s Advice and £8,000 to the Uckfield Volunteer Centre.
All applicants will receive formal notice of the decision taken by Uckfield Town Council. If you are successful in being awarded grant funding for 2021/22, payments will be made in May and October 2021 (one payment is made in May if it is a smaller amount of grant funding, two instalments are made across May and October if a larger sum has been awarded).
TOTAL – £27,500.00
Wealden Citizens Advice (Section 142 Grant funding)- £18,900.00
Volunteer Centre Service Level Agreement – £ 8,000.00
The Finance Sub-Committee reviewed 21 applications for grant funding to Uckfield Town Council for the financial year of 2020/21. The grants were awarded to 21 local voluntary groups and organisations as below.
Wealden Citizens Advice – £18,900.00
*Reduced to £1500.00 due to Covid 19 curtailing plans
A total of £43,367 was provided in community grant funding for the period 2019-20; shared between 24 local voluntary groups and organisations.
Wealden Citizens Advice – £18,836