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Three Surrey organisations benefit from £190k grants

More than 60 projects in Surrey have now been awarded more than £3.8 million in capital funding by The London Marathon Charitable Trust in the first six years as a direct benefit of the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling.

Denise Turner-Stewart, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Fire and Resilience, said: “I am once again delighted to welcome grants given to Surrey communities as part of the legacy of the Prudential RideLondon events. This latest round of grants totalling £190,000 sees three projects across Surrey benefit from funding, enabling people of all ages to come together and access sport and recreation in our communities”.

The projects in Surrey that benefitted this year are:-

Leatherhead and Dorking Gymnastics Club who were awarded a Major Facilities Grant of £150,000 towards the creation of a new gymnasium and sensory room to provide bespoke facilities for children with a disability.

Liz Taylor, Leatherhead & Dorking Gymnastics Club Manager, said: “We are extremely grateful for this grant that will enable the club to be even more inclusive, allowing more people to become and remain physically active through gymnastics”.

One of the two Small Facilities Grants announced went to the South Bookham SPACE Ltd, which was awarded £20,000 to build an accessible clubhouse with a kitchen and viewing balcony as well as an additional space to host activities that encourage more people to get active.

Jeremy Thomas, Trustee of South Bookham SPACE Ltd, said:

“As the only community facility in South Bookham we have an obligation to meet the recreational and exercise needs of the local community, and this grant from The London Marathon Charitable Trust will help us do just that”.

The Trust awarded a second Small Facilities Grant of £20,000 to the Old Cranleighan Society for new floodlights at the Old Cranleigh Society rugby pitch. This project will support the growth of rugby among women, young people, veterans and community groups.

The next deadline to submit grant applications to The Trust is Tuesday 9th July 2019. For more information about how to apply visit lmct.org.uk

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