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Cash Boost For Guildford’s Voluntary And Community Organisations

Published on: 9 Jan, 2020
Updated on: 8 Jan, 2020

Voluntary and community organisations across Guildford are to get more financial support from Guildford Borough Council, its Executive has decided.

Those working with priority groups such as the homeless, mental health services, support for vulnerable families and services for the elderly will all benefit from the changes.

Cllr Julia McShane (Lib Dem, Westborough), lead for community health, support and wellbeing said: “We are delighted to be able to increase funding. Protecting our most vulnerable and disadvantaged residents is highly important and we remain strongly committed to supporting them.”

The decision to increase grants, including supporting crowdfunding by voluntary and community organisations in Guildford, will help meet the council’s commitment to support the elderly, more vulnerable and less advantaged in our community.

Cllr McShane added: “Our proposals will allow us to stimulate and support the delivery of projects that improve the borough and align them to our corporate priorities. This will also enhance Guildford’s sporting, cultural, community and recreational facilities.”

Other recommendations approved included an increase of funding by 10% for core service provision of Guildford and Ash Citizens’ Advice, and the existing Community Grant Scheme being replaced by a new Aspire Grants Scheme.

Based on a Guildford Borough Council press release.

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