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12th June 2020

Warminster Town Council gives grants to local groups.

Warminster Town Council gives grants to local groups.
Warminster Town Council has given out almost £20,000 to local groups in Warminster.

Councillors discussed all the grant applications at an online meeting of the council’s Finance and Audit Committee and agreed the grants to be given to 16 different organisations. These range from Alzheimer’s Support to the Warminster Community Choir.

Speaking after the meeting, the Chairman of the Committee, Councillor Pip Ridout said:

“I am delighted that we have been able to help so many groups and support them in the good deeds they do in Warminster.”

“It had been very difficult to decide who to award grants to as the Council has had over 18 requests, nine of which were for the £2000 maximum.”

“I wish we could help everyone as there are so many deserving causes who must be struggling even more in these sad times of the pandemic.”

“Regrettably a couple applications did not reach the criteria under which grants can be given. However, I am sure those given grants will be pleased.”

Some of the grant money was drawn from the Dewey Trust while the majority came from the Councils own budget.

A complete list of grants awarded is set out below.

Name Grant Given
Alzheimer`s Support £2,000
Athenaeum Trust (Warminster) £2,000
Cop Heap Volunteers £1433.98
Groveland Countryside & Wildlife Park £500
Help Counselling Service £300
Incredible Edible Community Garden £100
Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre £1884
Relate Wiltshire and Somerset £720
Salisbury Plain Rights of Way £313.80
Sustainable Warminster £1826.35
War &West.Visually Handicapped Club £500
Warminster Arts Week £2,000
Warminster Community Choir £720
Warminster Cricket Club £2,000
Warminster Town Football £2,000
Wiltshire Sight £700

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For more information contact Tom Dommett, Assistant Town Clerk, Warminster Town Council, Tel: 01985 214847. email: [email protected] or Councillor Pip Ridout.

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