Grants available for local voluntary organisations

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Local voluntary and community groups are  invited to apply for a grant for the next financial year (April 2016 – March 2017).

The grants are available through Woking Borough Council’s Voluntary and Community Grants Scheme. This scheme helps local non-profit making community and voluntary groups, who may be in need of financial assistance, to continue providing services to the public.

Groups seeking financial support need to apply electronically through the Window on Woking (WOW) website (www.windowonwoking.org.uk). Almost 700 community groups in Woking are already registered on the site, and these groups will automatically receive an email notifying them when they can apply.

Groups not registered on WOW will need to complete the quick and easy registration process and will then be able to apply direct, through their newly created page on the website.

For people who need help with  the application, contact the Woking Association of Voluntary Service (WAVS – 01483 751456), based at Provincial House in Commercial Way, Woking.

Substantial funds were awarded this year (2015/16) to local groups through grants and other types of support provided by the Council, including special rates for community groups renting or hiring Council premises, and discretionary rate relief. The scheme supports both capital projects, such as the purchase of equipment, and revenue projects, such as salaries and rent.

Application forms are now available. The closing date for completed  applications is Friday 4 September 2015. More information is available by visiting www.woking.gov.uk/wbc/grants or by contacting Frank Jeffrey, Woking Borough Council’s Democratic Services Manager on 01483 743012 or email frank.jeffrey@woking.gov.u

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