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Community gets £60,000 grants boost

Pictured is Dennis Clayton ( Volunteer & Chairman of Trustees - DACT ) with Brownlands resident Shirley Waugh

Pictured is Dennis Clayton ( Volunteer & Chairman of Trustees - DACT ) with Brownlands resident Shirley Waugh

A total of £60,000 has been donated by Daventry District Council towards community groups and organisations in the district.

A total of £60,000 has been donated by Daventry District Council towards community groups and organisations in the district.

Daventry Area Community Transport was one of the beneficiaries of the community grant funding scheme and a £9,700 grant will go towards a new bus for the service, which will arrive in Daventry in March.

Rob Kinning, chief executive of the charity, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with this news and it will make a very tangible difference to hundreds of people’s lives in the district who’d otherwise struggle to get out and about.”

He added: “Having a specialist, door to door service like ours can make a tremendous difference to people’s quality of life – making socialising easier and also practical things like shopping and seeing a doctor possible. The new bus, which will replace an old model, will bring reassurance and fantastic benefits to people all over the district for many years to come.”

Other groups to benefit included Crick Athletic Football Club (£8,100) and Crick Jubilee Wood Committee (£7,650). The money for the football club will go towards an all-weather games area in Crick suitable for football, cricket, hockey and tennis.

Paul Lane, chairman of the club, said: “We are really pleased to receive this grant. It means we now have sufficient funding in place to start work on site next spring. The games area will be invaluable to the club and help us carry out training sessions here during the winter rather then travelling outside the village.”

Daventry District Cllr Alan Hills added: “Groups can still apply for grants to improve facilities and there are also other funding for one-off events and projects.”

Any organisation who wants to find out more can log onto daventrydc.gov.uk/living/community-grants/

 

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