At the recent Full Council meeting, held on 6th December, community grants were awarded to seven organisations, presented by Woodley Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Sartorel.
Community Grants awarded
£250 – To support the organisation to continue to offer a wide range of events and activities for visually impaired and blind people in Berkshire.
Three C’s Cafe at Emmanuel Church
£150 – To pay for refreshments and food items provided for by the free café to users, providing a place for those who may be lonely or need advice.
Woodley Adopt a Street Project (WASP)
£250 – To purchase additional equipment for volunteers, such as litter picker bag holders and Hi-Viz jackets.
Woodley United FC
£250 – To contribute towards the costs of additional volunteers required to support an increase to the number of female participants, including to pay towards DBS checks, safeguarding and coaching training and qualifications.
The following organisations were also awarded community grants but were unable to attend to collect.
Berkshire MS Therapy Centre
£250 – To help fund sessions to provide specialist therapies to MS sufferers.
Friends of Woodford Park
£250 – To restock shrubs and plants for Woodford Park.
Woodley Schools Cluster
£200 – To fund the purchase of materials needed to run two cluster projects for school students from within Woodley. Jackie Andrews sent a written thank you to be read out at the meeting.
Community Grants in Woodley
Community grants are available to community organisations based in Woodley, which act for the local good of the town or those that can demonstrate how they serve Woodley residents and whose membership is open to Woodley residents.
Grants of up to £250 are available for one-off costs such as equipment, materials or building alterations or a youth (under 21) team/group attendance at county, regional, national or international level primarily within a sporting or cultural activity.
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