To consider grant applications to the Council’s Community Fund Grant Scheme.
The Executive considered a report detailing grant applications to the Community Fund Grants Scheme from organisations within the Borough and recommendations on what could be an appropriate award in respect of each application.
Applications had been received from the following organisations:
(i) All Saints Church, Lightwater - The grant application was for £24,690 towards a project to improve the kitchen and toilet areas, costing £74,071. It was proposed that a grant be made in the sum of £15,000, but that this should be subject to matched funding being provided respectively by Surrey County Council and the applicants;
(ii) Camberley Cricket Club – The Club had applied for a grant of £12,750 against an overall project cost of £25,550 to supply and fit a replacement disabled lift. It was considered that the Club had sufficient reserves to meet a greater element of the costs involved and it was recommended that a grant be made in the sum of £5,000.
(iii) Windlesham Bowls Club – The grant application was for £25,000 against an overall cost of £61,903, to extend the club house facilities by 4 metres. Members noted that applications had also been made to other granting bodies and it was recommended that a grant of £5,000 be made, subject to the applicants being able to raise the remaining funds required to complete the project.
(iv) Deepcut Village Centre – The Deepcut Village Association had submitted a grant application for £20,000 to part pay the conversion of the changing rooms and shower facilities into a small hall at a cost of £110,880.
The Executive was reminded that the Council currently held S106 Planning monies collected for the Alma Dettingen development and noted that legal advice had indicated that the project met the criteria for use of this funding. Members agreed that, whilst they were supportive of the project, any decision of awarding a grant should be deferred until after the consideration of allocation of S106 funding later in the year.
(i) the following grants be awarded from the Community Fund Grant Scheme:
a. £15,000 be awarded to All Saints Church Hall to replace the kitchen and toilet facilities, subject to the match funding by Surrey County Council and the applicant under the Surrey Community Buildings Grant Scheme;
b. £5,000 be awarded to Camberley Cricket Club to supply and fit a replacement disabled lift within the clubhouse;
c. £5,000 be awarded to Windlesham Bowls Club to extend the club house facilities by 4 metres; and
(ii) the decision on the application from Deepcut Village Association for £20,000 towards the conversion of the existing changing rooms and showers into a small hall be deferred until after the consideration of the expenditure of S106 monies by the Executive.