2022 Community Chest Awards
This year the club received applications from 15 organisations. They asked for grants for up to £200.
All applications were successful and the club awarded a total of £2991.
The organisations which applied were:
Supporting Children through domestic abuse.
New marketing/advertising literature.
1st Sittingbourne (S.A.) Scout Group
A new 4 person tent - to replace equipment damaged to value of £5K during the pandemic.
Sittingbourne Community First Responders
CFRs are trained by the ambulance service to attend life threatening emergencies.
Training resources, aids and materials, including in particular a "choking" training vest
Accredited domestic abuse service in Swale.
To pay for a year's mobile phone costs for the Counselling Coordinator who triages these families.
Provides support for the voluntary and communiity sector. Also operate a community transport scheme.
To pay for advertising to widen awareness of the community transport scheme recruit new drivers due to 50% fall in numbers due to pandemic -
The Poppy Club
Social club for retired and semi-retired (mostly widows on a limited budget).
To provide an afternoon tea at the August meeting with a 40s theme, which will also be their jubilee celebration
Imago Community - Kent Young Carers
Supports children aged caring for a family member with a disability, long term health condition, mental health or a substance misuse issue.
Funding to provide a a picnic lunch with themed crafts and games to play for families struggling financially.
Friendly Faces of Kent
To support adults who are isolated and lonely
To fund Sittingbourne book club project to buy paperbacks and ebooks for house bound members.
Milton and Fulston Utd FC
Community based football club
Need to buy clothing to keep the new under 7s team warm and dry in winter - rain jackets and/or tracksuit tops.
4th Milton & Regis (St Mary's) Scout Group
Scout Group with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts (100 young people)
Recently relocated to new premises and require secure outside storage for the equipment used at weekly meetings.
Companionship at Christmas
Provides a Christmas dinner and companionship for residents in Swale who would be alone at Christmas
The grant would pay for letters to their clients personally and explain that this year Companionship will be happening, to be printed and sent out, plus gifts for the clients and volunteers that attend.
Swale Gloves Amateur Boxing Club
To help fund a defibrillator to be kept available during sessions.
Support and champion the LGBTQ+ community of all the Swale area
Towards annual Pride event. Swale Pride running costs i.e. annual accounts filing via accountants support
Sittingbourne Ladies 1sts
Give opportunity for young girls and ladies to play competitive football throughout Kent and London
Grant towards 1st aid kit and supplies and new match balls.
Historical Research Group of Sittingbourns
Champions research into the town's heritage and manages the volunteer stewards in the Heritage Hub in the Forum.
Would like to again purchase professional Zoom to enable sharing documents/presentations during online meetings and breakout sessions, enabling hybrid meetings for those who wish to remain at home.
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