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Cash for community groups

Contributed by editor on Feb 03, 2005 - 12:10 AM

CASH FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS

More than 20 community projects in Dover have benefited in the last 10 months from funding recommended by Kent County Council's Dover Local Board.

Funds ranging from £100 to £7,000 have been issued to worthy causes including the Citizens Advice Bureau, Wingham Youth Club and Deal Gymnastics Club.

The Kent-Dover Local Board will announce at its meeting next Thursday 10 February which organisations have so far received funding. The meeting is open to all residents in the Dover district at Deal Town Hall, starting at 6.30pm.

Preferences for future funding will be outlined and the board will receive presentations on the role of wardens in the district and a presentation on the Public Service Agreement Better Services for the people of Dover District.

Board Chairman Bryan Cope said: "This local board has been established to enable county council members to work more closely with local public, voluntary and private sector partners. We want as many community groups as possible to take advantage of the funds being made available for local projects."

Organisations have until mid-March to apply for community grants.

Interested organisations should apply by contacting KCC Community Liaison Officer James Painter, e-mail james.painter@kent.gov.uk.