£14,000 for charities

Kevin Snow11th March 2009

Community groups will receive a £14,000 boost after grants were awarded by the District Council this week.  £3,000 has been awarded to Special Connection, which works to increase understanding between youngsters with special needs and mainstream children.  £6,000 has been awarded to Home Start which provides practical assistance and friendship to families in the Watford and Three Rivers area. 

Special Connection's cash will be used to hold workshops for nine to 12 year olds and 13 - 19 year olds with a mix of half young people with special needs and half without.  Another workshop will be held for children with autism.

Home Start will use its money to train its waiting list of volunteers to reach 100 in total.  As well as helping them to support individual families, the training will enable volunteers to provide new volunteers for Maple Cross Primary School.

Other grants awarded were:

  • Apsley Papertrail £2,500
  • Old Danes Basketball Club £900
  • Mill End and District Community Association £823
  • Chorleywood Free Church £1,000.

The decisions were made by Executive Committee on 9 March.

Community groups are welcome to contact the Council for more information about grants 01923 776611

Friends of Carpenters Wood was set up residents and has been supported by the Countryside Management Service and Three Rivers District Council.