More charities benefit from Leamington town council's community grants - The Leamington Observer

More charities benefit from Leamington town council's community grants

Leamington Editorial 31st Jan, 2024   0

THIRTEEN charities have received a boost to their funds in the final round of 2023 community grants from Leamington Town Council.

Each financial year, the town council allocates funds for grants of up to £2,000 to local groups and organisations to assist with specific projects.

There are three rounds of grants awarded each year. In its final round for 2023, the town council allocated £16,100 to worthy community activities which, combined with the earlier awards, brings the final funding for 2023 to £45,000.

The deadline for the first round of the Community Grant Funding for 2024 is May 10. Details will be published at




https://www.leamingtonspatowncouncil.gov.uk/Community-Grants.aspx

Leamington mayor Alan Boad said: “As the town council for Leamington we are proud of the many community and voluntary groups that have worked so hard for the people in our town. Last year we supported many worthy organisations with the support and funds they needed to get a wide range of projects off the ground.


“In 2023 we granted £45,000 to help local people achieve their goals through the awarding of our grants. The town council’s Community Grant Fund is open for community and voluntary groups delivering projects which will benefit residents of Leamington.”

One of the successful bids was Kissing it Better, a not-for-profit organisation offering creative thoughtfulness in healthcare.

CEO Jill Fraser said: “Kissing it Better is delighted to receive support from Leamington Town Council. It will help us to reach more primary school children helping them understand older people through our workshop ‘when great granny came to stay’. Our project brings generations closer where children discover how much they can learn from the older people in their lives.”

Other recipients included Action 21, Time4Hope, Muscular Dystrophy, Leamington and Friends of Midland Oak Park.

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