Local community groups and organisations have benefitted from nearly £10,000 of community grants given out by Hedge End, West End & Botley (HEWEB) Local Area Committee.
The grants are given out to groups to help recognise and celebrate the breadth of community work being undertaken in the local area.
The well established annual community grants presentation was held at the Hedge End 2000 Centre and provided an opportunity to showcase many of the vital community services provided by voluntary and not for profit organisations in the HEWEB area
Thirty three grants of up to £500 were given out to the local groups and organisations who were successful in receiving funds towards their community projects.
A total of £9822 was awarded to the successful applicants by Councillor Cynthia Garton, Chair of Hedge End, West End and Botley Local Area Committee. She presented representatives of each group with their grants that included services and opportunities for children and young people, including young carers, people with learning disabilities and older people.
Councillor Cynthia Garton commented
‘It’s great to present these grants, especially to people who volunteer and who give up their time to ensure that the community groups continue to thrive. The Local Area Committee acknowledges this invaluable work and members are pleased to be able to make these grants. I would encourage all community groups across the area to apply next year!’
The grant application process will start again in Autumn 2019.