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Over £9,500 given to local groups at Area Board

OVER £9,500 was given out to local groups at last month’s Melksham Area Board to support their work in the community. 

A total of £9,670.40 was agreed upon by the area board, which was shared between seven local organisations.

• Bowerhill Village Hall Trust received £1,326 to install a projector and sound system.

• Melksham Riverside Club requested £2,600 for the renewal of its heating system but was granted £1,500.

• The Wiltshire School of Gymnastics received £2,929 for training aids and vinyl flooring.

• Devizes and District Opportunity Centre will receive £1,500 for an outdoor play shelter if Devizes Area Board agree the same.

• Golden Fleece Cricket Club received £500 for an outdoor seating area.

• Melksham Skills Centre was awarded £865.40 for safe play.

• Wiltshire Mind was given £300 for a new laptop and finally Seend Lye Recreation Field was given £750 for play equipment.

Community area grants are open to local clubs, groups, organisations and charities looking to make a difference in the community. They are awarded at the monthly area board meetings and up to £5,000 can be applied for. To find out more go to www.wiltshire.gov.uk or contact Rhys Schell on 01225 716752.