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Weymouth Town Council to consider funding for community projects

From kits for basketball teams to refurbishing an accessible toilet facility at a bowls club, several community organisations have applied for grants from Weymouth Town Council.

The applications will be considered at the Finance and Governance Committee meeting on Wednesday 20th July. Members of the public are encouraged to join the café-style meeting with councillors and be part of the discussions.

Weymouth Basketball Club applied for £1,500 towards basketball kits as they don’t have enough for all the teams. They run basketball sessions for nine-year-olds through to adults and want to encourage people of all ages to play and be involved in the sport.

Since taking over a former youth club building, SPARK – Southill Park and Recreation for Kids have been modernising it. They have applied for £2,250 towards removing old lighting dating back to the 1970s and replacing it with modern LED lighting.

A request to help refurbish an accessible toilet at Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Bowls Club has also been submitted. The club applied for £1,650 towards updating the décor and providing a new low level hand basin with taps, new toilet rails and a new accessible warm water heater.

And three primary schools including St Nicholas & St Laurence, Wyke Regis Federation (Infants & Juniors) and Holy Trinity Primary could receive a visit by educators from the charity Life Education Wessex & Thames Valley this autumn. They provide health, emotional well-being, and drug education to children across Dorset, Somerset, Devon, and Hampshire. The group applied for £2,115 towards the cost of providing its ‘Helping Children Make Healthy Choices’ programme.

Committee Chair Cllr David Gray said: “Supporting community groups with projects that directly benefit Weymouth residents is a real priority for Weymouth Town Council. We’ll be considering these applications at Finance and Governance Committee on Wednesday, and I would urge other community groups and charitable organisations to come forward and apply for funding to help get their ideas off the ground.”

Could your organisation benefit from a grant? Visit our website to find out more and apply for funding.

To view the full agenda and find out more details about the grant applications visit the committee page on the website.