4th Feb 2019

Community Grants awarded to support local projects in 2019/20

Shipston Town Council has voted to award grants to support a wide range of local projects, with the total contribution being £20,500 for the year. This is an increase of over £3,000 compared with last year.

The recipients of grants for the 2019/20 year are:

Shipston in Bloom - to fund flower displays in the town

Shipston Wool Fair - to help fund new, innovative attractions

Drugs Action Shipston (DASH) - to provide help for vulnerable people

Shipston Community First Responders - to purchase kit for new volunteers and maintain the response vehicle

Townsend Hall - to contribute towards ongoing maintenance

Shipston Sports Bowls Green - to contribute to maintaining the green

Shipston Link - to maintain and continue the Tuesday afternoon service in Shipston, linking the town and Medical Centre

Shipston Proms - to contribute towards the cost of staging the Proms

Shipston Youth Club - to support work to reach young people not currently attending the club and to help with costs for X-Fest.

VASA - to help with the provision of volunteer drivers

Town Band - for repair work at the Band Hall

London Road Sports Club - to contribute towards grounds maintenance

Hockey Club - to fund first aid and training

Norgren Bowling Club - for mowing equipment

Citizens’ Advice South Warwickshire - to contribute towards the Outreach service.

Mayor, Ian Cooper, said: “The range of grants awarded is indicative of the variety of events, clubs and voluntary services in Shipston. We are always keen to support these activities wherever possible and I’m delighted that the town council is in a position to increase its overall grant contribution, thanks in part to the council’s careful financial management.”

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