Alcester community groups receive grants

THREE community groups in Alcester have received grants of £1,000 or more as part of the Warwickshire county Council Grants Fund.

The grants were decided by county councillor Mike Gittus, who placed an emphasis on the availability of technology for residents.

Alcester Town Council received a grant of £1,250 in order to purchase laptop computers and a docking station which will be placed at the Jubilee Centre for use by a number of local organisations, so they can promote computer literacy, identify employment opportunities and provide residents with essential services.

A second grant of £1,000 was awarded to Alcester Youth Project for the purchase of gaming equipment. Wehn its not in use at the youth club, the equipment will also be made available to other members of the community.

The final grant was for £1,750, and was presented to Alcester Dementia Cafe in order to increase the cafe’s presence within the community, and raise its profile. It will also be used to promote the cafe’s need for volunteers to meet the increasing need at the cafe.

Coun Gittus said: “I was very pleased to support these areas within my community and when choosing the recipients I was keen to meet my objectives of building something for the future and ensuring that the financial support was spread in a manner that all could benefit from.

“The Alcester Dementia Cafe, the Alcester Youth Project and Alcester Town Council may seem worlds apart. I don't believe this to be the case, all three organisations require enthusiastic volunteers, a place to meet, equipment, training and vision for the future. I hope that these grants help these volunteer service providers to continue working for their community.”

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