John Whitehouse

Retired County Councillor for Kenilworth Abbey Division Learn more

Members Fund Grants

by John Whitehouse on 11 March, 2009

As an experiment this year, the County Council’s Warwick Area Committee allocated a sum of £2,000 to each county councillor, to recommend small grants to suitable voluntary groups and organisation in their areas. The final batch of grant awards for 2008/09 were agreed at the Area Committee meeting yesterday evening.

I think this scheme has been a great success. In my area, the grants went to three very different groups serving different parts of the local community: Kenilworth Teapot – a drop in group for older residents; Spring Playgroup, and the Kenilworth Allotment Tenants Association.

I hope very much that the scheme can continue next year, despite the overall 8% cut in overall Area Committee grant budgets – which the Lib Dems opposed, by the way!

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