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!Leave a comment