Monday, 20 November 2017

£250,000 in grants approved

CHARITIES and community groups in Henley are set to receive grants of almost £250,000 from South Oxfordshire District Council.

The council has awarded £100,000 to the Chiltern Centre for disabled children, £80,000 to the Nomad youth and community project and £65,000 to Riverside Counselling Service.

The grants were approved by the council’s community grants panel but must be rubber-stamped by the cabinet.

Nomad, which is based at the d:two centre in Upper Market Place, will use the money to help cover the cost of its core services, which include delivering targeted activities and programmes for disadvantaged families and young people.

The Chiltern Centre, off Greys Road, also wanted help with funding its core services, which include short-break respite care, day services and after-school and weekend services, including specialist nursing care.

The Riverside Counselling Service says its grant will enable it to continue working in Henley and Wallingford and to expand into Didcot and Berinsfield.

Henley Rowing Club was refused an application for £94,000 for help with an outreach programme aimed at encouraging young people, NHS referrals, young mothers and older people to try rowing.

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