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Charities share a £17K council grant
9:00am Sunday 1st September 2013 in News
SEVERAL Test Valley organisations are to benefit from a share of Hampshire County Council’s Have Your Say grant, it was announced yesterday.
Hundreds of people across the borough voted to decide which projects would receive a slice of £17,000.
The money was split between the north and south of Test Valley, and residents were asked to rankthe projects in priority order, with number one being the scheme theymost wantedthemoney awarded to.
The top three highest ranked projects in each area were guaranteed to receive the total amount of funding requested.
The top three projects in the north, and the amounts they were awarded, were Andover & District Mencap, with £2,000, The Anton River Conservation Association, with £2,000 and Andover Fibromyalgia and ME Chatterbox Group, with £1,980.
The remaining projects were reviewed in the order they were ranked by the public and the rest of the funds allocated until the total amount had been spent.
As a result, the following projects will also receive a share of the Have Your Say funding: Andover Trees United, Augusta Park Community Association and Breakers.
Test Valley leader Councillor Ian Carr, said: “I am delighted that so projects have been able to benefit from the Have Your Say funding. And perhaps even more importantly, the decision was made by the local community.
“I would like to thank all those who took time to submit a bid for funding, as well as everyone who tookpart in the public vote.
“This cash has provided a lifeline for some of these projects which may otherwise have struggled to get off the ground."
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