Grants ‘make a difference’ to lives in Belper

A charity which was set-up for the benefit of Belper residents has awarded £727 to good causes in the town.

The management committee of the Herbert Strutt Charity agreed to make grants to two organisations and an individual when it met last month.

Home-Start Amber Valley is to receive £177 to help to cover the costs of publicity materials for the recruitment of people to take part in the home visiting scheme.

The Memory Lane Project Belper was awarded £300 to help to cover the costs of the provision of activities- with the emphasis on reminiscence for people with memory impairment.

Finally, Nathan Shipsides has been given £250 to help to cover the costs of an educational trip to India to renovate a dilapidated school room.

Chairman of the committee, Belper councillor Alan Cox, said: “This latest set of grants should help to make a difference to people’s lives in Belper and Milford.

“The Herbert Strutt Charity has spent over £150,000 supporting individuals and community groups since it was set up in 1986.”

Grant application forms are available by contacting Sue Hewkin on 01773 841633.