Uckfield Town Council’s Community Grant Programme 2024/25

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 2023/24, grants totalled £27.1k through this scheme and funding was also provided via service level agreements to Wealden Citizens Advice (£19k) and Uckfield Volunteer Centre (£8k).

The Council assesses applications on their own merits, which for 2024/25 could be submitted until the deadline of midnight on Sunday 14 January 2024. Completed application forms and associated documents, as always, needed to be emailed to grants@uckfieldtc.gov.uk, or posted or delivered to ‘The Grants Officer, Uckfield Town Council, Civic Centre, Uckfield, TN22 1AE.’

Full details of the criteria and the documents needed to submit and accompany applications can be found within the attached application forms.

Uckfield Town Council Community Grant Application Form for funding in 2024/25 (Print version)

Uckfield Town Council Community Grant Application Form for funding in 2024/25 (Word version)

Grant Poster 2024-25
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Uckfield Town Council Grants 2023/2024

In 2022/23, grants awarded by Uckfield Town Council totalled £41,333.47.

This included grant funding awarded to local voluntary and community organisations, and funding agreed through service-level agreements for Wealden Citizens Advice and Uckfield Volunteer Centre.

There were 22 applications received through the Town Council’s Community Grant Programme for the financial year 2023-24, in addition to funding already secured through service-level agreements for Uckfield Volunteer Centre and Wealden Citizens Advice.

On 22 February 2023, applicants attended a meeting of the Town Council’s Finance Sub-Committee to present their proposals, and for members of the finance sub-committee to ask questions.

Members of the Finance Sub-Committee considered the applications and provisionally set out allocations within the funding available.

The recommendations of the Finance Sub-Committee were presented to the General Purposes Committee on Monday 27 February 2023. At that time, a final decision was taken on the allocation of community grant funding for 2023-24. The confirmed award of grant funding was as follows:

Approved grant allocations by General Purposes Committee on Monday 27 February 2023:

  • Family Support Work                             £2,000
  • Children with Cancer Fund                   £591.30
  • St. Peter & St James Hospice                £1,000
  • Uckfield College Counselling Service   £2,500
  • Ashdown Radio Limited                        £1,500
  • Uckfield & District Preservation Society      £1,100
  • Uckfield Community Orchestra            £400
  • Uckfield Allotment Bee Club                 £1,224.80
  • Manor Park & Hempstead Fields RA      £250
  • Uckfield Housebound & Friendship Club   £224
  • Royal British Legion – Uckfield Branch     £300
  • Uckfield Foodbank                                  £2,160
  • Uckfield Theatre Guild                           £1,000
  • Uckfield Bonfire & Carnival Society     £3,000
  • Brighter Uckfield                                      £1,500
  • Uckfield Rotary Club (Kit Car Grand Prix)  £1,800
  • Uckfield Green Partnership                   £500
  • Ridgewood Village Hall Committee     £1,250.96
  • Sussex Support Service CIC                   £1,500
  • Uckfield Millennium Green Trust           £800
  • Proms on the Pitch                                  £2,500

Uckfield Town Council Grants 2022-2023

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, the 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, and 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

Ashdown Radio Ltd (Uckfield FM)                                               £2,500.00          £2,500.00

Uckfield Festival Association                                                       £4,000.00          £3,500.00

Table of grant awardees mentioned opposite
Image of the table of awardees for 2021-2022

Uckfield Town Council Grants 2021-2022

There were 23 applications received through the Town Council’s Community Grant Programme for the financial year 2021-22.

On 8 March 2021, the 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.

The General Purposes Committee considered the application submitted by Wealden Citizens Advice and decided how to allocate the funds that were 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 Citizens Advice and £8,000 to the Uckfield Volunteer Centre.

All applicants received formal notice of the decision taken by Uckfield Town Council. Payments were made in May and October 2021.

Community Grant Funding under the General Power of Competence

  • The Uckfield Housebound & Friendship Club – £220.00
  • Family Support Work – £2,000.00
  • Age Concern Uckfield and District – £420.00
  • Uckfield Allotments Bee Club – £647.55
  • The Royal British Legion – £403.00
  • Uckfield Theatre Guild – £600.00
  • Uckfield Festival Association – £3,000.00
  • Uckfield Bonfire & Carnival Society – £3,000.00
  • St. Wilfrid’s Hospice – £1,000.00
  • Uckfield Community Orchestra – £150.00
  • Uckfield Community Radio Limited (Uckfield FM) – £1,500.00
  • St Peter & St James Hospice – £1,000.00
  • East Sussex Hearing – £500.00
  • Ridgewood Village Hall Committee – £1,000.00
  • The Luxford Centre – £1,000.00
  • Wealden Works – £2,866.45
  • Maresfield Village Meadows Trust – £1,000.00
  • ATC 2530 (Uckfield Squadron) – £1,000.00
  • Uckfield & District Preservation Society – £1,000.00
  • Counselling for Students at Uckfield College – £2,000.00
  • Uckfield Community Fridge CIC – £2,500.00
  • Children with Cancer Fund – £693.00

TOTAL£27,500.00

 

Wealden Citizens Advice (Section 142 Grant funding)- £18,900.00

Volunteer Centre Service Level Agreement – £ 8,000.00

 

 

Uckfield Town Council Grants 2020/2021

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 outlined below:

  • Uckfield & District Age Concern –  £468.00
  • Framfield & Blackboys Monday Club – £500.00
  • Uckfield Bonfire & Carnival Society – £3000.00*
  • East Sussex Association of the Blind – £300.00
  • Family Support Work – £1500.00
  • Uckfield FM – £2000.00
  • The Royal British Legion – £210.00
  • Uckfield & District Preservation Society – £1500.00
  • Ridgewood Village Hall Committee – £1800.00
  • Uckfield Festival Association – £3000.00*
  • Uckfield Millennium Green – £297.00
  • Uckfield Theatre Guild – £600.00
  • Uckfield Community Orchestra – £400.00
  • ATC Uckfield Air Cadets Squadron – £1500.00
  • Mediation + – £1500.00
  • Wealden Works – £3500.00
  • Manor Park and Hempstead Fields Residents’ Assoc – £325.00
  • Uckfield College Counselling Service – £2000.00
  • St Wilfred’s Hospice – £600.00
  • TOTAL – £25,000.00

 

Wealden Citizens Advice – £18,900.00

*Reduced to £1500.00 due to Covid 19 curtailing plans

List of the Grants awarded 2020-21
Image of the list of grants awarded in 2019/2020

Uckfield Town Council Grants 2019/2020

A total of £43,367 was provided in community grant funding for the period 2019-20.

This was shared between 24 local voluntary groups and organisations as follows:

  • Uckfield & District Twinning Association – £450
  • First Field Responders – £1000
  • 2530 Rafal (Uckfield) – £1,000
  • Uckfield Theatre Guild – £800
  • Maresfield Lawn Tennis Club – £1,000
  • Ditch the Slippers – £250
  • Manor Park and Hempstead Fields Residents’ Association – £475
  • Uckfield Festival Association – £4,000
  • Brighter Uckfield Campaign – £1,000
  • Framfield & Blackboys Monday Club – £500
  • Uckfield (Holy Cross) Choral Society – £500
  • Family Support Work – £750
  • Uckfield College Counselling Service – £2,000
  • The Royal British Legion – £210
  • Newton Action Group – £250
  • Uckfield Millennium Green Trust – £450
  • Uckfield & District Preservation Society – £1,996
  • Uckfield Bonfire & Carnival Society – £4,000
  • Uckfield Housebound and Friendship Club – £500
  • East Sussex Ass. of the Blind & Partially Sighted People – £200
  • Age Concern Uckfield & District – £500
  • Tunbridge Wells & District Samaritans – £200
  • Uckfield FM – £2,500
  • TOTAL – £24,531

Wealden Citizens Advice  – £18,836

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