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Surrey community groups urged to bid for extra cash

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Published by Anonymous for Circle in Communities and also in Housing

Community groups across Mole Valley in Surrey are being urged to apply for grants of up to £10,000 from a local housing association. 

The money will be awarded by Circle Housing Mole Valley from a fund set up to help groups from across the district make a real difference in their community.

A new foodbank in Leatherhead is among organisations to have benefited after receiving more than £5,000 from Circle Housing Mole Valley earlier this month. The money will be used to support struggling families and residents with donations of food.

Jonathan Lees from Leatherhead Foodbank said: “Our foodbank is entirely reliant on donations and grants to serve a growing number of people across the region. We really appreciate this funding and support from Circle Housing Mole Valley as it will play a vital part in allowing us continue this work in the community.”

£2,500 was also awarded to Ashtead Baptist Church by Circle Housing Mole Valley to set up a new youth club for 7-11 year olds.

David Searle, Managing Director at Circle Housing Mole Valley said: “This fund is run by Circle Housing Mole Valley to support happy and healthy communities across our region. The money is awarded for a variety of good causes, including help for local people to find work, better manage their finances or heat their homes more affordably.”

“There are so many wonderful groups operating across Mole Valley that make a real difference to local communities and the lives of our residents. We’d urge them to come forward to take advantage of this extra funding.”

Groups can contact Circle Housing Mole Valley’s community development team on 0800 333 0001 or email communitydevelopment@circle.org.uk for more information on the funding available. Application forms are available from http://www.circle.org.uk/Mole_Valley.

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