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£49,000 for local voluntary groups

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Mid Sussex District Council has awarded local voluntary organisations more than £49,000 in grant funding to help them continue their good work in the community.

The District Council’s Cabinet Grants Panel has agreed to issue grant money to 16 voluntary organisations across Mid Sussex. The grants will be used to deliver a variety of community projects including, setting up new sports facilities, organising holiday activities for young people and providing new equipment for disabled children.

Hurstpierpoint Cricket Club received £7,605 to help repair Fairfield Recreation Ground Pavilion; Sayers Common Petanque and Boules Club benefitted from £2,625 towards a new Petanque and Boules Pitch at Reeds Lane Recreation Ground; and Burgess Hill Youth has £2,200 to contribute towards a holiday activities programme.

“I’m pleased that, even in these testing financial times, the Council is able to continue supporting the wonderful organisations that play such a valuable role in their communities,” said councillor Christopher Snowling, Mid Sussex District Council cabinet member for Health and Community.

“They help so many people in the local community and I’m proud we can help them to keep up the excellent work they are doing.”

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Mid Sussex Community Awards launch next month - time to sytart thinking about which volunteers,community organisations and local heroes you will nominate!

Look out for nominations forms each week in the Middy from the middle of march, 2014

 

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