Funding approved for voluntary sector organisations

Uttlesford District Council has pledged support of £310,000 for voluntary sector organisations doing vital work in the district.

Contributions will be made towards supporting the work of Accuro, Action for Family Carers, Buffy Bus, Uttlesford and East Herts Citizens Advice, Uttlesford Community Action Network, Dig-It Community Allotment, Hearing Help, Home-Start, Support 4 Sight, Thaxted Disabled Centre, and Uttlesford Community Travel.

Representatives of these organisations gave a presentation to the council's Voluntary Support Grant Committee in November, outlining how the funding for 2023/24 would be used. The funding allocations were endorsed by Cabinet at a meeting on 22 December.

Cllr Maggie Sutton, Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: "All these voluntary organisations do such a fantastic job supporting people within our communities. We try to do all we can to help them continue with their valuable work and are pleased to have been able to make these financial contributions once again this year."

The voluntary sector allocations are in addition to the various grants schemes distributed by the council, including community project, large-scale sports projects, and youth initiatives grants. In total, the council will award in excess of £670,000 this financial year in grant aid, as well as making a further £78,000 available via the Members Ward Grant scheme.

30 December 2022