The Whitchurch Town Council have awarded grants totalling £1000 amongst 5 local groups to support their community activities.
The Small Grants Scheme is used to assist local groups and organisations, and other services outside Whitchurch that benefit local people. A budget of £1500 is available under the scheme.
A total of 13 applications were made to the Council; 5 received grants:
- Testbourne Community School Lunch Club (£150)
- Victim Support (£100)
- Whitchurch Association (£500)
- Whitchurch Festival Committee (£150)
- Whitchurch Neighbourcare (£100)
The Council stated that the Festival Committee award was given because of a shortfall caused by bad weather necessitating the cancellation of the Carnival procession in July. The £500 to Whitchurch Association was a “contribution towards [a] noise limiter to allow the Trust to meet the requirements of B&DBC Environmental Health”.
The groups not receiving a grant, the amount they requested and the reason for refusal were:
|Mulberry Mead Residents’ Association…||£1836.95||Refused as it exceeds total budget and not meet requirements for section 137 funding|
|Whitchurch Rockus Festival…||£970||Refused as application came after the event and unsure if event will be repeated|
|Parish Hall Committee…||£500||Refused as new constitution document requested but not received|
|Whitchurch Arts…||£300||Refused as it considered a commercial venture|
|Disability Awareness…||£200||Refused as insufficient benefit to community|
|Forest Forge Theatre Company…||£200||Refused as insufficient benefit to Whitchurch and company has means of raising money through box office|
|Basingstoke Counselling Service…||£100||Refused as no application form received and insufficient benefit to Whitchurch|
|Hampshire Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group…||£50||Refused as no application form received and insufficient benefit to Whitchurch|