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Grants to help communities approved

Weymouth Town Council’s Finance & Governance Committee approved three grants on Wednesday 21st December.

The Lantern Trust help vulnerable and marginalised people in the Weymouth and Portland area. Clients benefit from access to landlords, help with important forms and specialist referrals where required. The Lantern Trust have been granted £5,000 a year for the next three years. 

The second group to be awarded a grant is, The Health and Activity Team. They provide the opportunity to local people with accessible requirements to have important experiences like riding a bike that suits their needs with the goal of improving and encouraging regular exercise. The group have been awarded £2,250 to help with the cost of purchasing and housing the bikes. 

Chesil Sailability are inspired by the 2012 Paralympic Games and are based at the Sailing Academy on Portland. They encourage people of all disabilities and ages to join in this sport. They have been awarded £800 to help with the costs of a laptop. 

Committee Chair Cllr David Gray said: “Providing these grants to The Lantern Trust, The Health and Activity Team and Chesil Sailability will allow them to seek full potential towards helping others. The grants awarded by Weymouth Town Council demonstrate all the different organisations that can benefit from this funding.” 

Visit the grants section on our website to download an application form and apply for funding, https://weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk/grants-available-for-local-organisations/  


Notes to Editors 

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