Grants help community organisations in Petersfield, Buriton, Greatham, and Medstead

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Friday 19th January 2018 2:10 pm
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Magician Dynamo recently visited The Kings Arms youth centre in Petersfield, which has just bena warded a council grant of almost £13,000 ()

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GRANTS worth a total of £87,038 have been awarded by East Hampshire District Council’s (EHDC) cabinet to five community projects across East Hampshire.

The Cabinet Approved Community Grant (CACG) scheme allows community groups and sports clubs from across the district to apply for funding between £1,000 and £25,000.

The grants are available to all not-for-profit organisations for capital projects which will benefit the community.

A total of £12,744 was awarded to The King’s Arms, a charity based in Petersfield which supports young people, to deliver a series of six courses focusing on improving their mental health.

The Buriton Playground Committee saw its application of £18,901 approved by EHDC’s cabinet to contribute to the cost of installing a new children’s playground on Buriton recreation ground.

The Green ‘A’ Team, a voluntary charity in Petersfield that provides technical assistance and resources to not-for-profit, community and charitable organisations, received £5,393 towards the purchase of equipment.

Greatham Village Hall received the highest grant of £25,000. The money will go towards the cost of refurbishing the main hall.

Broadlands Group Riding for the Disabled, based in Medstead, also received a grant of £25,000 which will go towards the cost of replacing and refurbishing the asbestos roof of the outdoor riding school, as well as installing lighting so it can run riding lessons in the evenings.

Portfolio holder for customer relations Cllr Julie Butler said: “These organisations are continuously making a difference and are really important to the residents of East Hampshire, so it is great that we can give back and help them continue to do the sterling job that they already do.”

For details on the grant scheme, visit www.easthants.gov.uk/cabinet- approved-community-grant

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