A BOXING gym, a postnatal mums’ support group and a gardening club are among the recipients of Leamington Town Council’s latest round of grants.
The council handed out more than £11,300 to eight charities and organisations in its latest round of Community Grant Funding.
Each financial year, it allocates funds for grants of up to £2,000 to be awarded to local groups and organisations to assist with specific projects.
There are three rounds of grants awarded each year. In this second round, the town council allocated £11,320 to worthy community activities which, combined with the June awards, brings the funding this year to almost £28,900.
The grants, for this round, were given to a wide range of projects including A Band of Brothers to support their work in the Salvation Army Hall, Clearys Boxing Gym for punch bag roller mounts as part of its new boxing facility, Entrust Care Partnership which provides arts and crafts for disabled children and young people, You Can Flourish towards its Flourish course to help in building girls’ resilience, Home Start South Warks for its postnatal mum2mum support group, Lillington Community Pantry for 70 Christmas hampers for vulnerable families, Mind South Warkwickshire and Worcestershire for its ‘Green Minds’ gardening group and Warwickshire Vision Support for their support club.
Leamington mayor Coun Alan Boad said: “I’m delighted to announce that we have awarded £28,898 so far this year to very worthwhile projects. The deadline for the next funding round is December 10 so go to our website, see if your organisation qualifies, and apply for the funding for your project.”
More details can be found at www.leamingtonspatowncouncil.gov.uk