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Local people are set to benefit from over £7,100 of community grants which have been awarded to local voluntary groups by Hedge End, West End and Botley (HEWEB) Local Area Committee.
The well established annual community grants presentation was held at the Hedge End 2000 Centre and provided an opportunity to showcase many of the vital community services provided by voluntary and not for profit organisations in the HEWEB area.
A total of £7130 was awarded to the successful applicants by Councillor Rupert Kyrle, Chair of Hedge End, West End and Botley Local Area Committee. He presented representatives of each group with their grants and invited each person to tell the audience about the activities and services they provided and how the grant would help them. The groups ranged from pre-schools to clubs for retired people and included leisure pursuits involving arts, sports, health and the local history society.
Councillor Kyrle commented "It’s great to present these grants, especially to people who volunteer and who give up their time to ensure that the community groups continue to thrive. The Local Area Committee acknowledges this invaluable work and members are pleased to be able to make these grants. I would encourage all community groups across the area to apply next year!" The grant application process will start again in Autumn 2016.