Mid Sussex District Council provides over £115,000 to local community projects

PR2253/RC/MF - 11/11/2019

Mid Sussex District Council has provided over £115,000 in funding to help local sports clubs and community organisations improve their facilities and services.

The Mid Sussex District Council Cabinet Grants Panel met on 29 October to discuss grant funding and the allocation of Section 106 developer contributions. The award of £115,494 to the successful applicants was confirmed on Thursday 7 November.

Haywards Heath Tennis Club received £65,040 of S106 funding towards a new wooden clubhouse at Victoria Park in Haywards Heath. The club is keen to help more people discover the health and social benefits that come with regularly playing sport but their existing 30-year-old building is no longer fit for purpose. The club’s plans include the demolition of the old structure and construction of a new timber clubhouse with electricity, hot water and toilets. The improved facilities will make it possible for the club to run more coaching sessions, particularly for young people.

The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity was granted £3,478 towards a project that helps young children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor learning impairments to develop together physically, socially and emotionally. Once a week, children and their parents attend group sessions with a qualified health professional to take part in fun and challenging games and physical activities. For some children, this can mean learning to control their head movements, so they can see what is around them, for others, activities that concentrate on moving, communication and simple life skills such as feeding, drinking and dressing.

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May 2020 a national three-day celebration will take place from 8th May to 10th May 2020. Mid Sussex District Council would like to support local people in their efforts to mark the occasion and the Cabinet Grants Panel agreed to provide grants of £250 to those who are organising street parties and events for the VE commemoration weekend.

For full details of the VE Day commemoration grant funding, including a straightforward online application form, visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/grants.

For more information about Cabinet Grant funding and the release of Section 106 developer contributions contact the Mid Sussex District Council Community Services Team on 01444 477275 or email Elaine.Clarke@midsussex.gov.uk.