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Grants to be handed out to worthy causes
7:00am Monday 21st October 2013 in News
GRANTS totalling just under £30,000 are set to be handed out by Brentwood Council to community groups around the town.
A decision is set to be reached on which of the 60 applicants will be successful in bids for the authority’s Community Fund, which will award money to groups with projects ranging from film nights to a village green project.
Money being given out ranges from £670 to £3,500 for the schemes, which aim to either improve their community or offer something new.
Among the applicants are Blackmore Tennis Club which is looking for £3,500 as part of a court refurbishment plan at its home in Nine Ashes Road.
Club chairman Carol Mulders said: “It is part of a bigger project where we have been raising £32,500 to turn two of our courts from hard to artificial grass.
“The money from Brentwood Council will go towards repairing fencing around the courts.
“It is fantastic to have the council’s help as we have been down so many avenues and have been turned down for funding. We are really thrilled.”
Jan Pound, councillor responsible for community services, said it was great to see so many groups being rewarded financially for the work they do locally.
She added: “I am so proud of the community groups who have put forward such noble and well-thought through applications.
“It really is localism in action and will make such a difference to local people.
“This reinforces our key priority to support local communities so that they can run some local services previously undertaken by the council.”
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