The Hawkhurst Community Partnership is grateful to all of its partners, without whom this 3-year programme of projects would not be happening. Many of our partners are also offering valuable practical support, which is so important in helping the Partnership to deliver the projects for the benefit of the whole community.
Hawhurst Parish Council is a funding partner providing significant administrative support and is the accountable body for the Partnership's activities. Three Councillors sit on the Partnership, and on its working groups. Without their support, vision and courage the Partnership would never have become a reality. As a result the community has benefited from some £200,000 of grant money which it could not have otherwise claimed.
Kent Rural Towns is a programme which runs until March 2012 and is funded by the South East England Development Agency. The programme is managed by Kent County Council and led by a partnership of organisations across the County. The programme is designed to support partnerships, and regeneration projects in Kent's 32 eligible market towns.
Nearly £100,000 of our grant has come through these channels and our thanks go to the staff for their considerable support in helping us make our Hawkhurst Community Partnership a reality.
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council The Borough Council has provided considerable officer support both in respect of our grant applications and development of our business networks. They have also contributed some £50,000 towards our grant total.
St. Lawrence Church is the Parish Church for Hawkhurst and is the centre of the spiritual, social and community life in the village. The Church Council has been pleased to generously support the Hawkhurst Community Partnership as a part of the church's mission to the parishioners in Hawkhurst and the surrounding population.
1066 Country Marketing
is the private/public sector partnership formed specifically to promote Rother, Hastings and south east Wealden to prospective visitors. Its partners include four different councils, English Heritage, the National Trust and over 70 private sector partners. For more details, contact us at the Town Hall, Hastings TN34 1QR or visit www.1066country.com
Hidden Britain South East
Funded by SEEDA through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and managed by the South East Rural Community Councils (SERCC) and Tourism South East, HBSE supports the development of community-led tourism in villages and market towns across the region. HBSE has provided tourism expertise and guidance as well as creative and design support to the partnership in the development of their projects.
Partners in rebuilding the Colonnade
The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is funded by Defra and the EU. The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD): Europe investing in rural areas.
Kent County Council Cllr Roger Manning has generously supported the Partnership with three grants from his Members Community Grant, one towards this year's food festival, the second to establish training for older people in the use of computers and access to the internet and the third to repair the damaged paving under the Colonnade as part of the revival of the Colonnade.
The League of Friends of Hawkhurst Cottage Hospital has kindly donated funds towards the the 2010 event linked to healthy eating and obesity.
Orbit Housing Group has sponsored the partnership with three years of funding started in 2009. This generous gift has generated an element of breathing space and reserve funds for new initiatives.
Town & Country Housing Group has generously supported the Flix and Pix festival both in 2009 and the coming year. Their contribution has helpd provide further subsidised seats for both schools and older people.
Contribution in kind We would also like to recognise the many contributions in kind from The Queens Inn, The Eight Bells, The Royal Oak, St Ronan's School and The Kino cinema.
The volunteers We must also recognise the enormous amount of voluntary time which has been so freely contributed to the Partnership and which has made not only this site but all of the other projects possible. Without their time, effort and generosity none of this would ever have happened.
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The Visit Britain Images library administered by Photolibrary Group
The Heart of Kent Image Library