Stratfield Mortimer Parish Council Community Grants
This year Stratfield Mortimer Parish Council created a new Community Grant Fund to provide financial support to charity, voluntary and non-commercial organisations running initiatives for the benefit of the parish and/or its inhabitants. Applications were limited to £1500 and the total pot this year was £10,000.
Four applications were received and, at its meeting on 10th November, after checking for eligibility and discussion of the benefits to the village, the Full Council voted to award all four.
- 1st Mortimer Scout Group: £1,500 towards their program of upgrading the Scout HQ in Birch Lane with improved equipment storage, female toilets, new kitchen and, eventually, solar panels.
- Mortimer Toddler & Baby Group: £500 for a Christmas party for about twenty-five babies and toddlers, including £150 for Christmas decorations which will be shared with Mortimer Lunch Club.
- Mortimer Lunch Club: £1,500 towards providing a substantial hot meal during the winter months for up to forty elderly residents.
- Citizens Advice Tadley: £1,500 towards their core costs shortfall of £22,000 for 2022/23 to enable them to maintain services.
This leaves £5000 in the Community Grant Fund reserve and a further application process will follow later in the financial year.