The Rye Fund

The Rye Fund Thanks to the generosity of local people and with the benefit of substantial match funding received under the government’s Grassroots Endowment Challenge, we are delighted to report that The Rye Fund has now reached £100,000.

Grants totalling £7,000 were awarded to twelve groups in the fifth round of funding late last year:

Rye Town Amateur Boxing Club – Competition ring & heaters

Rye Community Centre – Help towards new ceiling

Rye & District Community Transport – Replacement of old fleet

Entertainment Workshops – Salaries for workshops

Rye Museum Association – Medieval Conference 2014

Playden Community Friends – Help with start-up costs

Playden WI – Repairs to village hall

1st Rye Scout Group – Completion of kitchen & toilets

Winchelsea Bowls Club – Purchase of seeder

Friends of Rye Wurlitzer – Lessons for young people

Rye Harbour Village Hall – Replacement toilets

Music Well – Cost of music therapy

The panel regretted that it was not able to give grants to all the applicants, but on balance were satisfied that the projects chosen best fitted the eligibility and all round benefit to the community as a whole.

Applications are invited from groups and organisations, within a 9km radius of Rye, for funding projects up to £1,000. All applications will be considered, including from groups previously funded.

The closing date for applications is 10th October 2014 and simple application forms can be downloaded from the Sussex Community Foundation website our-application-process.php or a paper copy obtained from the office (01273 409440) email info-

For further information please contact John Holbrook, Chairman, Rye

From the February 2014

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