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More than £35,000 given to East Boldre community stores and Youth and Family Matters in Totton at Hampshire County Council decision day by leader Rob Humby





MORE than £35,000 in grants have been awarded to two organisations in the New Forest and Totton.

At a Hampshire County Council ‘Decision Day’ meeting, East Boldre community stores was given £25,000 to help repair the former Baptist church in the village for its future use.

A shop, along with spaces for events and workshops, will now be created at the site after the funding was signed off by HCC leader Cllr Rob Humby.

East Boldre community stores was given cash to revamp the former Baptist church (picture: Google)
East Boldre community stores was given cash to revamp the former Baptist church (picture: Google)

A further £2,600 was awarded to fund a new website for Youth and Family Matters in Totton, which signposts children to charities.

After announcing the grants, Cllr Humby said: “I am delighted to award funding today for these schemes to benefit local communities across Hampshire – particularly as they help support action to tackle climate change and offer life-enriching opportunities.

“It is heartening to know that this support will enable a former chapel to be brought back to life to provide a local community and retail space – reachable on foot or by bike.”

The Leaders Community Grant Fund is open to any organisation wishing to provide community benefit.

The one-off injections of cash, often given alongside other match-funding, are designed to help local organisations become financially self-supporting.



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