Issue 17 January 2020

Matters

£115,000 for local community projects

FundingAs part of our latest round of grant funding, we've provided over £115,000 in funding to help local sports clubs and community organisations improve their facilities and services.

Haywards Heath Tennis Club received £65,040 of Section 106 developer contributions towards a new wooden clubhouse at Victoria Park in Haywards Heath. The club is keen to help more people discover the health and social benefits that come with regularly playing sport but their existing 30-year-old building is no longer fit for purpose. The club’s plans include the demolition of the old structure and construction of a new timber clubhouse with electricity, hot water and toilets. The improved facilities will make it possible for the club to run more coaching sessions, particularly for young people.

The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity was granted £3,478 towards a project that helps young children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor learning impairments to develop together physically, socially and emotionally. Once a week, children and their parents attend group sessions with a qualified health professional to take part in fun and challenging games and physical activities. For some children, this can mean learning to control their head movements, so they can see what is around them, for others, activities that concentrate on moving, communication and simple life skills such as feeding, drinking and dressing.

For a full list of our Cabinet Grant awards contact our Community Services Team on 01444 477275 or email Elaine.Clarke@midsussex.gov.uk.

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Further details about the changes can be found when visiting HWRSs and at www.recycleforwestsussex.org/