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You Decide Which Groups Get Community Funding This Saturday

Published on: 12 Feb, 2013
Updated on: 15 Feb, 2013

A share of £70k’s worth of grants, courtesy of the Travel SMART initiative, are about to be handed out to groups for the benefit of residents in Stoke and Stoughton.

Travel Smart 160213 470Saturday (February 16) sees a free community day of activities for all the family at which the winning bidders will be chosen, by those who attend.

Each of the shortlisted groups will make a short presentation at the event. People attending (who are Stoke and Stoughton residents) will have the opportunity to vote for the projects and schemes they want to see get funding. The funding will be allocated to the projects with the highest scores until the funding has run out. Results will be announced on the day.

The cash is being made available as part of the Travel SMART initiative, allocated to local community groups and organisations whose projects will improve access to travel in the local area or bring services into the community.

Travel SMART is urging people to drop in, if they can.

There will be refreshments, a colouring station for children and music from the Bellfields Community Choir.

The event runs from 1pm to 5pm at the Guildford Children’s Centre, Hazel Avenue, GU1 1NR.

Groups applying for funding and the amounts being ask for are as follows:

The 2nd Guildford (St Peter’s) Scout group, new scout hut – £10,000.

Bellfields Greenspace project, pond renovation – £3,000.

CHIPS play scheme – £10,000.

Christ’s College, cycle shelter – £3,000.

Guildford Bike Project, cycle for health – £3,000.

Guildford Children’s Centre, Bellfields bootcamp – £2,950.

Guildford Job Club, Stoke Job Club – £3,000.

Guildford Job Club, Furniturelink and Surrey Lifelong Learning Project, IT link – £3,000.

Meeting Point, equipment and publicity – £1.035.

Play Rangers, play equipment – £1,000.

St John’s Church, cycle parking – £1,157.

Stoke: Together, promotion of volunteering – £1,179

Stoughton Neighbourhood Watch, tea dances – £2,515.

St Peter’s Shared Church, community fairs – £1,130.

St Peter’s Shared Church, cycle parking – £1,250.

Voluntary Action South West Surrey, Community Connectors scheme – £10,000.

Weyfield Primary School, cycle shelter – £3,000.

More details from Travel SMART, click here.

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  1. Pauline Searle Reply

    February 17, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I would like to thank everyone who took part in this great community event.

    The Bellfields Community Choir got the event off with some wonderful songs and there were lots of tea and lovely cakes for all.

    Every group that took part were sucessful with their bids. We had some wonderful presentations with lots of good humoured interaction by all.

    Special thanks should go to Marc, Becky and all the Travel Smart Team for all their hard work and remind residents from Stoke and Stoughton that this is an ongoing inititive with two more years of funding, so please get involved and come up with some projects that will be of a benifit for the whole community.

    I am certainly looking forward to the next round of grants.

    Editors note: Pauline Searle is the Deputy Mayor of Guildford

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