Disabled changing room among host of projects to receive council cash - The Leamington Observer

Disabled changing room among host of projects to receive council cash

Laura Kearns 21st Jun, 2018   0

A DISABLED changing room is among a host of local projects to receive council cash.

Warwick District Council has donated money to causes through its Rural and Urban Capital Improvement Scheme – and those in need of funds are being urged to apply.

So far this year the council has supported two mums who wanted to improve disabled toilets in the Royal Priors after they were forced to change their disabled children on the floor.

The new facility has an adjustable bed and hoist which can be used by children and adults. The scheme received nearly £4,500 from the council with additional funds raised through donations to the ‘No More Floor’ campaign.

One of the campaigners, Emily Naismith said:” We are so grateful for the contribution we received and were surprised at how easy the process was.

“This funding made it easier to apply for further funding, as the companies we approached could see that the project had council backing.

“The facility will be a great asset to the town and will be used by many children and adults alike, making it much easier for carers and parents to have access to the town centre.”

Other recipients of funding through included Wren Hall at Wroxall, which has received £30,000 to help fund renovation works, and Lapworth Cricket Club, which received some £10,500 to buy a new mower and roller.

The scheme has been running for the past ten years and offers grants between £1,000 and £30,000 for improvement projects.

Coun Peter Whiting said: “It’s very rewarding to see so many organisations and local people benefitting from the scheme.

“The work we are doing in our community is often very basic and practical, like installing a new kitchen or toilets or improving lighting or a car park, but the effects can be very significant in improving people’s lives.

“New funding is available for the next financial year and I would like to encourage not-for-profit groups located within Warwick district to come forward with their projects as we may be able to help.”

Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/rucis to find out more.


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