Parish Council awards more than £3k to local community groups

By Claire Dukes - 31 October 2019

CharityCommunity

Haydon Wick Parish Council has awarded more than £3,500 to local community groups - and there's still some cash to give away.

  • Britannia Miniettes wearing their new uniforms

    Britannia Miniettes wearing their new uniforms

In a bid to recognise positive impacts on the local community, Haydon Wick Parish Council has provided local organisations with a financial boost.

This year alone the parish council has given more than £3,500 to local groups.

A spokesperson for Haydon Wick Parish Council said: "The Parish Council has a grants budget which is used to help support local charities and voluntary groups each year with funding to enable them to carry out projects and activities for the benefit of local residents.

"Our Grants Working Party meets three times a year to consider applications and so far this year we have awarded over £3,500."

This year the parish council has awarded grants to the following:

  • £500 to Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service to assist with transportation costs to take local schools to driving awareness workshops.
  • £300 to the Wiltshire Bobby Van which provides home security solutions to residents who are over 60 and 18+ with a disability.
  • £380 to Busy Fingers baby and toddler group to replace broken equipment. £1500.00 to FC Abbey Meads for additional football kit.
  • £500 for Seven Fields Park Run to purchase new equipment for this new event taking place in our Parish
  • £400 to the South West Ambulance Service to purchase a super new chair for assisting people who have had a fall.

Local groups and organisations can apply for grants by contacting Haydon Wick Parish Council on 01793 722446 or emailing office@haydonwick.gov.uk.

The deadline for the next submissions is 31 January 2020, for consideration at the meeting in February 2020.

For further information visit www.haydonwick.gov.uk/your-council/grants-support/

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