Grants of £22,000 support arts, sports, play and more in Keynsham

Published on: 05 Aug 2016

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Residents of all ages are set to benefit from just over £22,000 of funding that has been shared out among community groups in Keynsham.

Keynsham Town Council hosted its annual grants presentation evening on July 20 at the Space, awarding sums of up to £1,000 to 29 different groups and organisations.

Among those receiving a cheque and certificate were 1st Keynsham Scout Group, who were presented with £1,000 to go towards the cost of replacing the floor at their Ashton Way HQ.

Young residents will also be benefiting from an award of £400 to St John’s Mother and Toddler Group to purchase toys and craft equipment and just over £500 presented to the Friends of St Keyna Primary School to help the school’s Green Team with their projects.

The grants will also be helping to provide activities and support for older residents, with more than £800 given to the Golden Oldies charity to fund transport to its monthly singing sessions in Keynsham.

Community @ 67 also received two grants of £700 each – one to go towards arts and crafts activities for older people and disabled people and the other to purchase iPads to be used at the centre’s internet café for elderly residents.

Sports clubs were also awarded funding, with £1,000 for new kits for Fry Club Netball Under-12s, £650 to install a new gate at Keynsham Bowling Club and £500 to go towards a new walking football club for over-65s.    

Charities including Butterflies-Haven, Combe Down Holiday Trust and Keynsham and District Mencap Society also received funding as did local groups such as Keynsham Orchestra, Keynsham Life Saving Club, Transition Keynsham, Keynsham Walkers Are Welcome and many more.

The grants are awarded every year by the town council, which invites organisations and groups to make applications. To find out more, contact deputy town clerk Dawn Drury on 0117 986 8683, email deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk or visit the offices at 15-17 Temple Street.  

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