Gym receives £4,000 grant

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A DAVENTRY charity that helps to rehabilitate people who have suffered strokes and brain injuries has received a grant of over £4,000 from Daventry District Council to help pay for specialist gym equipment.

Reach for Help is a registered charity that provides support for people with physical and mental disabilities to help improve their lifestyle through regular exercise, rehabilitation and nutrition advice.

As part of their falls prevention scheme to reduce the incidence and impact of falls among the older population, the charity wanted to buy eight items of specialist gym equipment.

They applied to Daventry District Council (DDC) for some capital grant funding and have been awarded £4,452 towards the cost of the new equipment.

Voluntary and community organisations can apply to DDC for capital grant funding of up to £15,000 for up to 50% of the total project cost for things like equipment and refurbishment costs.

DDC chief executive Ian Vincent said: “It’s great that we have been able to assist this charity through our capital grants scheme and I hope that the new gym equipment makes a real difference to its users.”

Any organisations that want more information about the capital grants scheme can contact Katie Arnold at Daventry District Council on 01327 871100.