Sixteen groups to receive grants

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Small grants look set to be awarded to deserving community groups across Belper at a meeting of Amber Valley Borough Council next week.

The awards, which are made on a discretionary basis, are made to assist such organisations in providing a range of services and activities which support or contribute towards the well being of the area.

Belper Town Wind Band are among those applying for £100, along with Folk Friendzy Dance Group, Fritchley with Crich Women’s Institute and Fritchley Under Fives Playgroup.

The wind band applied for the cash to meet the hire of a rehearsal room and the purchase of music stands and sheet music. Meanwhile, Folk Friendzy require the money for a new sewing machine to create costumes.

Fritchley and Crich WI are seeking a grant to fund the cost of guest speakers and hiring of the meeting room. And Fritchley Under Fives needs the money to help with general running costs.

Groups applying for a £50 grant include Amber Valley Stroke Group, Belper School Private Fund (OAP Luncheon Club), Belper Stroke Club, Belper Thursday Club, Crich & Neighbourhood Community Care Scheme, Duffield and District Old Peoples Welfare Club, Fritchley & District OAP Association, Horsley Over 60’s Club, Horsley Woodhouse Ladies Group and Horsley Woodhouse Over 60’s Club.

Sixteen groups across Amber Valley have applied for grants - making a total of £1,729.

Councillors will decide whether to grant the applications at a meeting on Wednesday, November 27 at Ripley Town Hall.