On 4 February 2020, Mole Valley District Council’s (MVDC) Cabinet will consider a report detailing recommended grant applications for 2020/21.
It is proposed to increase the annual payments to Citizens Advice Mole Valley, East Surrey Domestic Abuse Service and Central Surrey Voluntary Action for the next three-year period to support the services they provide to the community.
Capital grants for improvements to community buildings would be awarded to The Leatherhead Institute and Dorking Rugby Football Club.
Revenue grants contributing to community wellbeing are recommended to continue to fund Christmas lights in the district’s town centres, and support the maintenance of churchyards that are closed to burials.
It is also recommended that the budget allocation to the Small Grants Community Fund is maintained at the same level as in 2019/20. Since December 2018, MVDC has awarded grants to 16 organisations for community projects.
Councillor Hazel Watson, Cabinet Member for Community, said “We must support the voluntary, community and faith sector, who work hard to improve the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of our district, and positively impact so many residents’ lives. We provide funding to organisations that help us meet our priorities, and build capacity within communities. “We want to hear from small, local organisations that are making a difference, so do contact us if you would like to talk through eligibility and the criteria for the Small Grants Community Fund.”
Find out more at www.molevalley.gov.uk/grants.