Grants handed out to worthy causes across Bordon

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WHITEHILL Town Council signed off another £7,600 in small grants to support the town’s Covid-hit community organisations at a meeting of its executive committee on November 12.

Grayshott Cricket Club was awarded £1,000 for improvements to the cricket pitch watering system.

A cricket club representative said: “We are delighted to receive £1,000 towards our £18,000 project to install a water sprinkler system to water the cricket square at our ground at Broxhead Common Lindford.”

Woolmer Men’s Shed received £3,000 to buy materials for a workshop on site.

A spokesperson from the Woolmer Men’s Shed said: “We need to have internal workshops to build inside our new premises so that we can be separate from the Furniture helpline warehouse stock that will be stored in the hangar.

“Therefore, we needed money to build partitions, install electrical sockets and relocate all our equipment.”

1st Blackmoor and Whitehill Scouts also got £3,000 to help support their return to face-to-face scouting, including the introduction of PPE and Covid precautions and additional shelter.

Headley All Saint’s Parish Church was the recipient of a further £350 for maintenance and upkeep of the churchyard.

A church spokesman said: “Every day, well over a dozen people from the area attend the graves.

“It is a labour of love but needs some assistance from local councils to keep this going, and we thank those who contributed – it is one of the biggest open churchyards in Hampshire.”

And £250 was awarded to Victim Support to purchase security items that are provided to families free of charge.

A Victim Support spokesman said: “We really appreciate the generous contribution from Whitehill Town Council as we continue to support victims of crime in this particularly challenging time.”

Whitehill Town Council leader Andy Tree said: “The council was very happy to be able to help all these valuable local organisations, whilst remaining within our budget agreed for the overall amount of grant aid.”

For more information on how to apply for a grant from the town council, visit www.whitehilltowncouncil.gov.uk/grants

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