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Newbury Town Council Grants Awarded

Over £13K worth of grants issued
to good causes across Newbury with
more to come.

£13,750 has been awarded to 19 different organisations this June, including West Berkshire Mencap and Eight Bells for Mental Health, following Newbury Town Council issuing its latest round of grant funding.

This year the Council is focussing on grants for youth organisations, with an additional pot of £10,000 set aside to support the town’s younger generation. Half of this money was distributed at the June meeting of the grants committee with Newbury YMCA Waterside Youth Café and Time to Talk West Berkshire among the recipients.

Cllr Miles Evans, Deputy Leader of Newbury Town Council, said: “As a council, we’re committed to supporting community groups who do such vital work. That’s why we increased our grants budget by £15,000 this year. I’m especially pleased that we’ve been able to support the town’s young people, through our specific youth grant funding.”

Cllr David Fenn, Chair of the Town Council’s Grants Committee, added: “The support of The Good Exchange means that they will match-fund each of our grants, in effect doubling the value of the grant to each successful applicant – a fantastic outcome”.

Further funding will be allocated in November, when the grants committee meets again.

The five youth organisations to benefit in June are:

Newbury YMCA Waterside Youth Café 2018/19  £1250.00
Newbury YMCA Clay Hill Youth Café 2018/19  £1250.00
PALS (West Berkshire) £500.00
Community Youth Project at The Nightingales 2018/19 £!250.00
Time to Talk West Berkshire  £1250.00
Total £5500.00

£8,250 of other grants were also awarded.  The following organisations received grants:

Eight Bells for Mental Health £750.00
Kennet Community Radio  £250.00
Dingley’s Promise £750.00
Newbury Athletic Club £500.00
Ladybirds Pre-School Newbury - safeguarding  £500.00
The Willows Primary School PTFA  £500.00
St Nicolas Church  £500.00
The Corn Exchange (Newbury) Trust £750.00
St John’s Church Newbury £500.00
1st Wash Common Scout Group £500.00
West Berkshire Mencap £1000.00
The Newbury Community Resource Centre Ltd £750.00
Friends of Wash Common Library  £500.00
Ladybirds Pre-School Newbury – technology resources £500.00
Total £8250.00

All of these grants will be match funded by The Good Exchange. 

If an organisation wishes to be considered for a grant at the November meeting of the Grants Committee, they need to apply to The Good Exchange and have their application finalised by 21 October 2018