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Councillor’s ‘immense pride’ in council voluntary sector support

Cabinet councillors at Lewes District Council have this week (February 5) agreed funding proposals that will see the council remain the largest funder to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) amongst district and borough authorities in East Sussex.

Lewes District CAB will receive £175,340 from the council in the 2018/19 financial year, up from £167,205 in 2017/18.

Additionally, the Council for Voluntary Service will receive £28,000, the Rural Community Council for Sussex £3,500, Sompriti £10,000 and Homelink £11,800.

Lewes District Council has also earmarked £30,000 that voluntary organisations can bid for in their work to support people through the rollout of Universal Credit.

Councillor Tony Nicholson, Cabinet member for Customers and Partners, said:

“It gives me immense pride to know that Lewes District Council leads the way in financial support for the voluntary sector.  

“The pressures on local government funding are well known, yet our determination to fund groups that support people in most need,  remains steadfast and resolute.”

Published on February 6, 2018