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Provincial Charity Committee 21st May 2014

10TH Weald Scout Group – request from Brian Saunders 2nd Provincial Grand Principal and member of William Sennocke Lodge.

Sevenoaks Weald Scout Group is a thriving organisation for children between 6 and 18 years. They have been actively fund raising over the past two years receiving support from local businesses (Waitrose, Mitsubishi Engineering and Howden’s Joinery), also a grant from Sevenoaks Round Table. Funds were required to maintain their building.

Subject to them providing specific details of equipment/materials required a grant of up to £300.00 was passed subject to meeting requirements.

Headway in West Kentrequest from Morwenna Everitt-Victor, Funding Projects Co-ordinator .

Headwayprovides support to adults in West Kent with a range of brain injury including stroke, road traffic accidents sport related head injury, assault and serious illnesses. Headway in West Kent is there to support individuals, families and carers whenever needed. They would like to install a café style kitchen within their Tunbridge Wells centre to maximise independence to their service users and create valuable opportunities to develop life skills.

The total cost of the project is £8918.00 including VAT. The various item costs were given and the PCC agreed to fund the fridge and flooring. A grant of £1000.00 was agreed.

5th Dartford and 1st Wilmington Scout Groups – Letter from John Perkins, Universal Lodge No 8219.

Both scout groups have members who have been chosen to attend the World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015 and each individual has been tasked to seek donations towards the cost of attending, which is in the region of £3,500.00 per individual. Universal Lodge is looking to support these two scout groups through running craft fairs etc. and are looking for a grant from the Province as additional support. This item was considered also in conjunction with another Scouting request from the 6th Dartford Scout Group. These three requests were discussed in much detail as the Province is keen to continue to support Scouting in West Kent. However, these particular requests it was felt, unfortunately, fell outside its remit. However the PCC agreed that the PGCS should ask the Scouting Groups to provide details of material requirements in aid of the request. To this end PGCS was given delegated authority to grant up to £1000.00 to be shared equally amongst the three Scouting Groups.

A grant of £1000.00 was agreed subject to requirements.

Crossroads Care South East London Registered Charity

Crossroads Care South East London and Age UK Bexley are holding a monthly Café at its day centre where people with dementia and their carers can come together and share experiences, exchange information and socialise. Experienced, trained staff and volunteers are on hand for support. The request was for the provision of three iPads to be used by the carers to provide interactive activities at the Café meetings. The request was for £1350.00. This was considered an excellent service that met all the PCC criteria.

A grant of £1350.00 was agreed.

Total Provincial Benevolent Fund and Community Fund grants approved this meeting was £3650.00 of which £1300.00 was subject to meeting requirements.