At the most recent finance and policy meeting on Thursday 16th February, the committee considered a number of grant applications and approved a total of £2,544 in funds to support community groups in Congleton. Applications approved were St. Peter’s Church, Congleton United Reformed Church and Congleton Community Projects.
St. Peter’s Church received a grant of £1000 towards the phase two- repair and restoration of the ceiling, Congleton United reformed Church were awarded £829 towards the Luncheon Club and equipment needed and finally Congleton Community Projects was awarded £715 to cover the cost of the road closures for the ever popular Food and Drink Festival- Sunday 11th June 2017.
Other grants approved at the start of the year include; £200 to New Life Church for the provision of a defibrillator at the Danesford Community Centre, £300 to Friends of Congleton Park towards the provision of Brass on the Grass, £350 to Congleton Air Cadets towards the exercise confidence course to be purchased for the grounds of the Squadron and £500 to Congleton Unplugged for their Unplugged music weekend in Congleton, 3rd-5th March 2017.
Congleton Unplugged receiving their cheque. From right to left; Darren Graham- AD Profile, Mayor Cllr David Brown and Vince Cutcliffe- Congleton Unplugged.
The Congleton Town Council Grant Scheme is open to any organisation looking to or already providing services to the community in Congleton. For more information, or to be sent a grant application form, please contact Martha Hayes, tel: 01260 270350 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org