Community Groups Get Cash Boost From Council
Voluntary groups and organisations across Tamworth have received a cash boost of £1,500 from Tamworth Borough Council.
Three groups have each been awarded £500 from the Voluntary and Community Grants scheme, which is given to help organisations develop and provide services for the residents of Tamworth.
The latest grants will pay for:
Medals for all participants in the Tamworth Gate Gallop 2011. This year’s run is being held on Sunday June 26 at Anker Valley in Amington, where participants can join the main 10k race, the fun run or the children’s run. Last year’s Gate Gallop raised more than £8,500 for St Giles’s Hospice and organisers are hoping to beat that total this year.
Professional design and hosting of a website for Tamworth Community Transport, which provides transport to hospital appointments, shops, banks – anywhere its users want to go, as well as making its two minibuses available for hire to other groups. The charity is currently raising £60,000 to replace both its minibuses and will be using its new website to publicise its fundraising.
Art and craft supplies for a drop-in craft session run by Friends of Dosthill Park Pre-School Group at Easter. The sessions are aimed at helping parents to bond with their children by doing arts and crafts together.
Councillor Robert Pritchard, chairman of the Cabinet Grants committee said: “These three groups are all helping to make Tamworth a better place by offering vital help and assistance to the people of the borough, running community events or community facilities. I am proud and delighted that Tamworth Borough Council is able to help them through these grants.”
A maximum of £1,000 is available to community groups and voluntary organisations which run in the borough to allow them to develop and continue to provide their vital services. To apply for a grant, please contact the Borough Council on 01827 709709.