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Grant Aid donations of 11k awarded

Twenty different projects in the local area have been awarded grants by Newbury Town Council this summer, following the meeting of the Grants-Sub Committee in late June.

£6,150 has been donated to projects including West Berkshire Foodbank, Kennet Community Radio and Falkland Cricket Club’s disability project. A further £5,200 has been donated to youth projects such as the Community Youth Project at the Nightingales and the Corn Exchange’s Reach Out programme. All the grants will be match funded by the Good Exchange.


Cllr Martin Colston, Leader of Newbury Town Council, said: “The Town Councillors are delighted to be able to support such a wide range of organisations that do great work for our local community, and in particular to support work for the youth in our town”.


The seven youth organisations to benefit are:

  • Berkshire Youth – Newbury Youth Work £1,000

  • Community Youth Project – Nightingales £1,000

  • Newbury Scuba Diving Club, equipment £200

  • Newbury YMCA Youth Café £500

  • Swings and Smiles £500

  • The Corn Exchange Newbury, Reach Out £1,000

  • West Berkshire Mencap, holiday playschemes £1,000

A further £6,150 was awarded to:

  • Armadillo Art Experience – Draw Together £250

  • Armadillo Art Experience – Resident Artists £250

  • Falkland Cricket Club – Disability Project £500

  • Friends of Wash Common Library £500

  • Home-Start West Berkshire £500

  • Kennet Community Radio £150

  • Newbury Riding for the Disabled £500

  • Newbury Soup Kitchen £500

  • One Tree Park £500

  • The Newbury Community Resource Centre Ltd Community Crew £500

  • West Berkshire Foodbank £500

  • West Berkshire Homeless – Exiting homelessness £500

Cllr Gary Norman, Chair of the Town Council’s Grants Sub-Committee said: “There is a further £11,350 of grant funding to be donated in November this year. If you would like your organisation to be considered please ensure you have an application on The Good Exchange website by the end of October; all those that fulfil the Town Council’s criteria will be considered."


The criteria can be found on the Good Exchange website. https://thegoodexchange.com/

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