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More than £11,000 of community funding awarded to local groups following SHBC’s recent Executive meeting

The Surrey Heath Borough Council Executive met on 16 August 2002.

The Local Community Grant Fund Awards were amongst the items discussed. This scheme provides grants of up to £25,000 to assist local ‘not for profit’ organisations with the delivery of community projects. To qualify for a grant from the Community Grant Fund applications must fit with the Council’s objectives from our Five Year Strategy and demonstrate benefit to the local community or a section of it. Find out more on our website –

The Executive decided that the following Local Community Grants are awarded to the following two organisations –

– £10,000 be awarded to Chobham Rugby Football Club to support improvements to the Club House and facilities.

Chobham Rugby is one of Surrey’s leading community rugby clubs. They coach and develop players from the age of five onwards with the active participation of their families. The club emphasises the RFU core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship and enjoy a reputation for being a very well organised, competitive club with friendly members. You can find out more about the club on their website –

The club is currently undertaking extensive improvements and modernisation of their facilities. This includes complete refurbishment of the changing facilities and toilets, improved ventilation throughout the building, refurbishment of portacabin changing rooms for third pitch, car park resurfacing, entrance road widening, exterior lighting, external repairs, fences, essential refitting of the medical facilities and the pitches need renovation and an irrigation system. This grant will support this work.

– £1,500 be awarded to West End Village Society to support the installation of public art.

The West End Village Society are currently in the process of organising a landmark piece of public art to be positioned in the centre of the roundabout at the junction of Guildford Road (A322), Fellow Green and Kerria Way. The large Stag Sculpture will be constructed from scrap metal by renowned sculptor George Hider – you can find out more about George and his work here –

Cllr Sarah Jane Croke, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Safeguarding and Support said: “I am delighted these funds have been awarded to Chobham Rugby Club and the West End Village Society for these two very worthwhile projects. I look forward to seeing the improvements made at Chobham Rugby Club and also the new Stag Sculpture at West End, which will bring a stunning piece of public art to the village.

If you have a project that needs financial support then I encourage you to submit a bid in the next round of funding.”

For details on the other decisions made during the meeting please review the minutes available on our website 

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