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£19,580 Awarded to Local Groups

Tamarisk Centre

£19,580 Awarded to Local Groups

Supporting the Town’s charities and not-for-profit groups, the Town Council’s Grant Aid has helped over forty organisations in 2019. Sharing a whopping £19,580 between them, this year’s beneficiaries included applications from several new groups.

All looking to deliver an ambitious range of initiatives, successful applicants were required to demonstrate an offering to the community of cultural enrichment, social or sporting activities or advice and support. All applications were considered on the basis of merit.

Newer groups recognised this year include:

  • Creative Heart Littlehampton CIC (the Tamarisk Gang wanted to reopen the centre and provide a community hub. £2,500 was awarded towards the reopening of the centre and a disability changing bed). More details www.creativeheart.org.uk
  • Littlehampton Armed Forces Veterans Club (granted £500 towards their events supporting local veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces)
  • The Treasure Basket Association (£300 awarded for a local play therapy service to support children who have experienced trauma and emotional difficulties)

Speaking about this year’s Grant Aid, Chair of the Community Resources Committee, Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper, said: “The Council is committed to supporting groups and organisations that offer indispensable services to our residents and to reflect that we have helped over forty organisations with funds that will make a difference to their cause. Although this scheme is closed until Spring 2020, there are other grants available for sporting individuals, arts and community floral initiatives.”  

See the full list of grants awarded and other opportunities available.