Alcester gets three grants totalling £4k

By Connie Osborne Friday 20 December 2013 Updated: 20/12 08:17

GRANTS worth £4,000 have been given to three organisations in Alcester.

Warwickshire County Council donated £1,250 to Alcester Town Council to pay for new laptops and a docking station.

The equipment will be based at the Jubilee Pavilion and will be used by a number of groups to promote computer skills, drive up employment and allow residents to access services in the community.

The Alcester Youth Project also received £1,000 which will be used to buy gaming equipment aimed at the younger members of the group as well as those who are less able.

A total of £1,750 was also given to the Dementia Café, which will use the money to help raise awareness and encourage more volunteers to join the service.

Mike Gittus, county councillor for Alcester, 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.”

He added: “The Alcester Dementia Café, 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 these grants help these volunteer service providers to continue working for their community.”

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