Community groups benefit from grants of more than £22,000

Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Community groups in the area are set to benefit from more than £22,000 funding from Dover District Council in the latest round of the Neighbourhood Forum Community Grants Scheme. 

Funding totalling £22,980 was allocated by the Grants Appraisal Panel, which was made up of the District Councillors who chair the five Neighbourhood Forum areas, and was approved by Cabinet yesterday (6 November 2017). The grants have been allocated to 28 different community groups across the district. 

Community groups were invited to apply for funding for projects that could show benefit to the local area. Grants were available for up to £1,000 in each of the five Neighbourhood Forum areas - Deal & Walmer, Dover North, Dover Town, Dover West, and Sandwich Area.

Successful groups were chosen from across the district, including the Deal 2nd Scouts, the Friends of Kingsdown Play Park, Dover Outreach Centre, Shepherdswell Cricket Club, and Sandwich Community Christmas Lights.

Successful groups from the 2017/18 Community Grants Scheme have been invited to a special celebration evening at St Radigund’s Community Centre on 23 November 2017.

This year's grant recipients are:

Deal & Walmer
Dover District Volunteer Centre - £950.43
Royal Marine Heritage Trails - £1,000.00
Deal 2nd Scouts - £1,000.00
The Astor Community Arts Trust - £970.00
Deal & Walmer Handelian Choral Society - £150.00
Deal Town Football Club - £1,000.00

Dover North
Guston Village Hall Trust - £1,000.00
Skill Horizons Shout - £994.50
Bechange - £950.00
Pegasus Playscheme - £1,000.00
Friends of Kingsdown Play Park - £210.07

Dover Town
Dover Outreach Centre - £1,000.00
Dover SmART Project - £1,000.00
Cross-Links Dover - £748.00
St Radigund's Residents Association 2 - £1,000.00
Dover Roadrunners AC Adults & Junior section - £1,000.00
The Beacon Church - £552.00
Dover Youth Theatre - £1,000.00

Dover West
The Alkham Valley Community Project - £1,000.00
Shepherdswell Cricket Club - £760.26
Whitfield Juniors Football Club - £893.90
Crabble Corn Mill Trust - £1,000.00
PTFA Lydden Primary School - £200.84

Sandwich Area
9th Deal Ash Scouts - £1,000.00
Walmer Cricket - £327.00
The Parochial Church, Staple - £550.00
Sandwich Community Christmas Lights - £1,000.00
Age Concern Sandwich Centre for the Retired - £723.00

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