28 June 2012
Haverhill community organisations benefiting the young, the elderly, and disadvantaged will be presented with more than £14,000 in community grants on Tuesday (3 July).
Community groups and organisations from across the town were invited to submit applications for up to £5,000 from a special grant pot made available to ONE Haverhill by St Edmundsbury Borough Council to fund projects that will benefit Haverhill people.
Members of ONE Haverhill's Grants Panel will present Haverhill Cricket Club, Haverhill Local History Group, Haverhill Volunteer Centre, Wednesdays for Women, Positive Futures/Catch 22, Open Road, British Red Cross, Haverhill Schools Initiative, and REACH Community Projects with their grant funding on Tuesday (3 July).
Anne Gower, Chairman of ONE Haverhill, said:
"We are so pleased to present these groups with much needed money which will go a long way to helping their projects to benefit people in Haverhill."
The grants were in addition to the support already agreed for a number of community events in Haverhill over the summer including torch and Jubilee celebrations, the Big Day Out, U Festival and Community Family Fun Days.
ONE Haverhill is a board set up in 2011 to bring together a range of stakeholders including all three tiers of local government, the business sector, education, police, health and others as one voice with the aim of improving the quality of life for people in Haverhill.