Seaford Town Council is pleased to announce that following the 2019-20 grant process, twenty local organisations have been awarded financial grants totalling £30,000. All grants will directly benefit the residents of Seaford and the town itself.
A Large Grants Presentation was held at the Council Chambers on 1st August 2019 where those representatives able to attend were welcomed by The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Nazish Adil and the Chairman of the Finance & General Purposes Committee, Councillor Mark Brown and were formally presented with their grant cheques.
The Council would like to thank these organisations for their continued hard work and contribution to the Town and is delighted to be able to assist and support these organisations where possible.
Bishopstone Parish Hall were awarded £500 towards the cost of resurfacing the yard area to improve the fabric of the building and make safe.
Citizens Advice Bureau were awarded £5,000 towards their staffing and service overheads.
CTLA Community Transport were awarded £4,000 towards their transport services to individuals and community groups in the BN25 postcodes including Dial-a-Ride, Group Transport, Travel Club and Rural Services.
Cuckmere Buses were awarded £1,000 to help meet ongoing annual running costs & avoid deficits.
Down Syndrome Development Trust were awarded £625 to help set up the Summer Camp at Cradle Hill School.
Cuckmere Haven SOS (Lapwing Music Festival) were awarded £500 towards supporting the Lapwing Music Festival.
Seaford Bonfire Society were awarded £2,000 towards the costs of specialist security and medical personnel to ensure the safety of the public.
Seaford Community Events Committee were awarded £1,500 towards the cost of event management for Motorfest 2019.
Seaford Contemporary Illustrators & Printmakers (SCIP) were awarded £500 towards The Green Show – a large Seaford art event taking place at South Hill Barn.
Seaford Musical Theatre were awarded £700 towards the implementation of a hearing loop amplifier & microphone for patrons with hearing problems.
Seaford Town Football Club were awarded £2,000 towards replacing the mesh fencing surrounding the Crouch football pitch.
SeeAbility were awarded £2,675 towards supporting the Speech and Language therapist which would reach out to the 21 Seaford based people with learning disabilities, many of whom are blind.
St James’ Trust (Seaford) were awarded £500 towards re-decorating all the communal areas at the Community Centre.
St Wilfid’s Hospice Eastbourne were awarded £2,000 towards the cost of the Community Nursing team providing care and support for patients and their families.
Sussex Community Rail Partnership (on behalf of The Friends of Bishopstone) were awarded £500 towards the Bishopstone Station Project; restoring, improving and protecting the grade II listed main art deco building.
Teddy Treats Children’s Charity were awarded £1,500 towards providing Top Talent Sponsorship for local children via local dance, drama, tennis, art and other creative clubs.
The Youth Counselling Project were awarded £1,500 towards continuing the provision to provide Counselling for children in Seaford Schools.
Waves Seaford were awarded £2,500 towards supporting their clients in need of counselling who are not able to afford the necessary fees for professional counselling.
The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Nazish Adil stated “I am so pleased to have met people with the passion and enthusiasm to work for the community and excel in their efforts for making a significant difference with their participation and unconditional empathy for the underprivileged young and older members of the society through their amazing non-profit organisations . It had been a feeling of contentment and pleasure handing the awards to all of you today. Keep up the great work and together, let’s make Seaford a friendly Neighbourhood for each member possible.”
Two smaller grants were awarded to The Crouch Bowling Club; £300 towards the purchase of bowling aids for those having difficulty bending and to ESAB Seaford (Inner Light) Group; £200 to assist with their transport and hall hire costs.
All good for Seaford and it’s interesting to see where the money goes.