TWO schools in Tadley have received a financial boost thanks to community grants.

As part of Tadley Town Council’s You Decide scheme, community groups, not-for-profit services and community organisations were eligible to bid for funding from the town council.

In total, the town council had set aside £10,000 to allocate to community groups offering services to residents.

Among those bidding for the money were Bishopswood School Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and St Paul’s Church and Tadley Primary School in a joint bid.

Following the You Decide decision day, where residents were invited to vote on their favourite projects and the ones that they believe would benefit the community the most, money was allocated to the two projects.

Overall, £2,000 went to the Bishopswood School PTA, which will go towards the school’s new social and emotional support programme.

Residents also voted for £1,500 to go towards St Paul’s Church and Tadley Primary School to help provide a mentoring service for young people.

Other services granted funds included Tadley Calleva Youth Football Club which was allocated more than £1,200 for new rechargeable floodlights at the clubs’ Barlows Park home.

Loddon Valley Day Care also received more than £1,200, with Citizens Advice Tadley being granted more than £1,700 to help provide supplies for the voluntary service.

An arts festival in Tadley will also get a boost as Churches Together Around Tadley, a group of 11 churches around the town, won a bid of £2,000 to help organise the event.

The grants were allocated on the basis of the project with the highest number of votes securing the amount it has requested with the second, third, fourth and fifth highest also securing the total amount of funding requested.