Voluntary groups and organisations across Tamworth have received a cash boost of almost £3,000 from Tamworth Borough Council.
Six groups have each been awarded grants of between £300 and £500 from two funds – the Voluntary and Community Grants scheme and the Arts Grants scheme.
The grants are given to help organisations develop and provide services for the residents of Tamworth.
The latest grants are:
- £500 for the Peel Society towards publicity literature and orders of service for the celebrations of the 225th anniversary of the birth of Sir Robert Peel. More than 100 VIPs from across the UK will be attending the service at St Editha’s Church on February 3, including politicians, senior police officers and members of the Peel family. The service will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Peel statue in front of the Town Hall
- £500 towards the running costs of the support group SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)
- £500 for the Union of Catholic Mothers. The money will be used for a celebratory dinner to mark the 100th anniversary of the Union
- £500 for Coton Green Church to pay for artificial grass of the pre-school
- £300 for Tamworth Girl Guiding for the creation of a Tamworth Challenge badge. The badge is made up of five sections – Community, Heritage, Party, Creative and Outdoors. Tamworth Borough Council is sponsoring the Community element of the badge, towards which all Rainbows and Brownies in Tamworth will be working
- £500 for Tamworth Trad Jazz Club towards the hire of a band
Cllr Rob Pritchard, Chairman of the Cabinet Grants Committee, said: “All these groups are all helping to make Tamworth a better place. They offer vital help and assistance to the people of the borough, run community events, arts events or community facilities.
“I am proud and delighted that Tamworth Borough Council is able to help them through these grants and I am delighted that we are able to support them.”
Grants are available to community groups and voluntary organisations, which run in the borough to allow them to develop and continue to provide their vital services. To apply for a grant, please contact Karen Clancy at Tamworth Borough Council on 01827 709709.