19 local charities receive generous grants from town council - Kennet Radio

19 local charities receive generous grants from town council

Newbury Town Council has awarded a total of £13,395 to 19 local charities to support them in their work for the community in Newbury.

The projects to benefit include Newbury Pride, The Community Youth Project, Readibus, Parkinsons UK, Newbury and The Friends of Young Carers (West Berkshire). All the projects are registered on The Good Exchange, where the Council’s contribution will be match funded and the full list of grants awarded is shown below.

Cllr. Gary Norman, Chairman of the Council’s Grants Subcommittee said, “The Council is very pleased to support all of these projects, which all benefit our community. Many of the charities are working to help the more vulnerable and at-risk people who are facing even more serious challenges because of the Coronavirus pandemic. We have awarded these grants in line with our Council’s Strategic objectives to support youth, the elderly, the vulnerable and the diverse communities in Newbury.

We still have £11,105 in grant funds remaining, which will be distributed at our next Grants Subcommittee meeting in November. Any projects benefitting the residents of Newbury, and which are registered on The Good Exchange between now and the closing date in November will be considered for Grant Aid. We would also like to acknowledge the great work of the Good Exchange which provides the funding and fundraising platform and Greenham Trust which provides match funding for all of these grants.”

The full list of local charities receiving grants is:

Application

ID No.

Organisation

Amount of Grant (£)

18917

Time to Talk West Berkshire

750

18873

Bangladesh Welfare Centre

750

18773

Newbury Pride

750

18816

St George’s Church

180

18744

Eight Bells for Mental Health

750

18708

British Red Cross

900

18781

Parkinson’s UK, Newbury

620

18792

Fair Close Centre (Age Concern, Newbury & District)

750

18742

Newbury Family Counselling Service

750

18723

Community Youth Project

750

18787

The Newbury Community Resource Centre Limited

775

18700

Dingley’s Promise (Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres)

750

18706

Berkshire Vision (new working title of Berkshire County Blind Society)

750

18655

Friends of Young Carers (West Berks)

750

18666

West Berkshire Muslim Centre

750

18548

iCollege

750

18513

Home-Start West Berkshire

750

18484

4th Newbury Scout Group

170

18946

Readibus

1,000

 

TOTAL

13,395

 

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