MORE than £32,000 in grants is up for grabs for good causes in Tadley and the surrounding area.

Tadley Town Council has pledged £16,000 worth of grants which have been made available to local applicants and charitable projects in Tadley and Baughurst.

However, the town council has teamed up with Greenham Trust which will match any application via not-for-profit online matching platform The Good Exchange, making the grants total more than £32,000.

Currently the town council solely supports charitable projects from organisations that deliver direct benefits to local residents and the surrounding communities and in 2018/19 gave grants to a number of charitable organisations including the Royal British Legion, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, local schools, sports and wildlife/environmental charities.

Now, this new collaboration has opened up more opportunities and funds to the area.

Chairman of the town council, Councillor Jo Page said: “We’re delighted to be up and running on The Good Exchange platform and use it to collaborate with like-minded funders who share our objectives.

“This approach will help us to increase awareness of our grants and broaden our reach to a wider number of local good causes.

“Joining together with Greenham Trust on a match-funding basis will double the amount available and provide a real boost to the local charitable organisations that we support.”

Ed Gairdner, COO, The Good Exchange, added: “We’re looking forward to working with both Tadley Town Council and Greenham Trust to add more funders to this local charitable funding network”.

The first set of grants are available until September to apply visit