More than £21,000 has been distributed among nine good causes during the latest meeting of North Horsham County Local Committee.
The money, from the Community Initiative Fund (CIF), will benefit a range people in the North Horsham area including scouts at Horsham Weald, Horsham Lifesaving Club, and West Sussex Mediation Service.
Grants have been awarded to:
Parish of Nuthurst Local History Society: £1,089 to enable digital presentations by the Society;
West Sussex Mediation Service: £1,500 towards the purchase of bespoke software to improve community mediation;
Horsham Lifesaving Club: £1,127 towards course fees, pool hire and a defibrillator trainer;
5th/10th Horsham Weald Scouts: £4,916.62 towards costs of refurbishing Scout HQ;
Amber Pre-School: £400 towards the purchase of new equipment;
Horsham Amateur Operatic and Drama Society: £500 towards the costs purchasing storage racks and boxes for costumes;
St Andrew’s Methodist Church: £4,916.62 towards setting up a café and jobs club;
Holbrook Community Centre: £4,549.78 towards the cost of carpets and vinyl flooring; and
Together In Mind: £2,450 towards support for group activities.
Chairman Brad Watson OBE said: “We are delighted to have been able to help such a diverse range of organisations through Community Initiative Fund.
“The fund is an excellent scheme and through it we have been able to give grants to many projects which have made a real difference to people in our area
“In April, a new round of CIF will begin for the new financial year and I would actively encourage local projects and organisations to consider getting their applications in now.”
The next meeting of North Horsham CLC will take place on 23 June 2014 at 7pm in the Main Conference Room at County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1XH.