Small grants will help groups grow

The Mayor of Bridlington John Copsey hands over small grant chqes to Local groups and organisations to the amount of �4900.'NBFP PA1539-24
The Mayor of Bridlington John Copsey hands over small grant chqes to Local groups and organisations to the amount of �4900.'NBFP PA1539-24

Grants totalling £4,900 have been awarded to 16 local groups and organisations by Bridlington Town Council.

The twice a year small grants hand out by the council which has an annual budget of £9,830 to award to good causes, has seen an increase in applications in the past five years or so from around a dozen to about 30 a year.

Gypsey Road Sports Centre Bridlington Swimming club presented with a chq for �500.00 from Bridlington town Council Small Grants, presented by the mayor John Copsey NBFP PA1539-38b

Gypsey Road Sports Centre Bridlington Swimming club presented with a chq for �500.00 from Bridlington town Council Small Grants, presented by the mayor John Copsey NBFP PA1539-38b

The council is unable to make grants to individuals or normally to religious or educational organisations unless it is for a project which will benefit the wider community. The maximum award available is £500.

Bridlington Mayor, Coun John Copsey, said: “It’s all about improvingthe quality of life for people in Bridlington. We are particularly keen to help up and coming sports clubs because this is the future.The council is proud to be able to help.”

Aplications are now being taken for the next round of awards, to be given out next March. The deadline is February 20 next year. Organisations can apply by calling in at the Town Council Offices at 62 Quay Road or calling them on 01262 409006 They can also apply by visiting the council’s website: www,bridlington.gov.uk where there is a downloadable version of the form or they can apply direct on-line.

Some of the other groups which received grants included Dukes Park Bowling Club, Kingfisher Café Trust, Bridlington Petanque Club, Bridlington Town U10’s Football Team, East Coast Churches & Community Music Festival, Bridlington Samaritans and Bridlington Crciket Club.