SOME 23 local charities are receiving £675,000 from the government’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund.

They are

Muma Nurture (£10,000)

TechResort CIC (£9,500)

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre (£8,675)

Holding Space (£9,950)

Memory Lane Eastbourne (£4,850)

Diversity Resources International (DRI) (£9,995)

The Duchenne Family Support Group (£7,280)

The Chaseley Trust (£5,400)

BourneOutLGBT (£9,950)

Community Wise (£7,455)

The Matthew 25 Mission (£10,000)

Defiant Sports C.I.C (£10,000)

Concentus Chorale (£10,000)

The Art House Foundation (£9,633)

The Trees Community Association Ltd (£22,445)

Eastbourne Citizens Advice Bureau (£43,550)

Care for the Carers (£79,981)

Age Concern East Sussex (£100,000)

Embrace (East Sussex) (£73,124)

Eastbourne Foodbank (£58,920)

The People Matter Trust (£68,330)

Age Concern (Eastbourne Number 2) Limited (£55,383)

The JPK Sussex Project (£50,000).

MP Caroline Ansell said: “Yet again the government has given Eastbourne generous support with substantial grants to these amazing organisations that do so much to help local people,” said Caroline.

“I couldn’t be more pleased that ministers have understood this money is vital to help these worthy charities and groups continue their good work and I am glad to have played my part in securing support for them.

“This sort of investment will help Eastbourne and Willingdon to emerge from this crisis able to continue with that help as we start to recover.”