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NEARLY 50 local community groups, projects and events have been awarded a grant from Melksham Town Council, which totals £40,359.
The grants were awarded at a recent awards ceremony held at the Assembly Hall where representatives from those receiving the grants were handed cheques by the mayor, cllr Adrienne Westbrook.
Some of the groups who received larger grants were Melksham Christmas Lights (£6,000), Wiltshire Citizens Advice (£5,500), Melksham Tourist Information Centre (£4,000), Young Melksham (£4,000), Melksham Food & River Festival (£3,000), Party in the Park (£3,000), and Melksham Carnival (£2,000).
Others that received grants included Alzheimer’s Support, the Rainbow day centre, Melksham PHAB Club and many more.
At the presentation evening, cllr Westbrook said, “There are so many organisations and groups in Melksham that do such wonderful things for the community.
“This is a phenomenal amount of money that we are handing out – it is taxpayers’ money, so it is great to reinvest this money back into the community.”