Fifteen local organisations and community groups were successful in receiving a Community Grant Award for 2019/20. The cheques were presented to representatives of the organisations at the Annual Town Meeting of Electors in Victoria Hall on Monday evening. Those receiving a grant from Crewkerne Town Council at the event, hosted by the town’s Mayor, Cllr Kathy Head were: Crewkerne Bowling Club in West Street, £400 contribution towards new bowls for younger members; Crewkerne & District Museum & Heritage Centre, £1500 to support running costs; Crewkerne & District Twinning Association, £500 to help with entertaining costs for French visitors; Crewkerne Gardening Club, £100 to support running costs.
Crewkerne In Bloom received £250 for the provision of additional planters; Crewkerne Local Information Centre, £654 support for running costs, Crewkerne Men’s Shed, £500 support for running costs to start up; Crewkerne Ranger Guide Unit, £100 for the provision of new hand and record books; Crewkerne Sports & Youth Activities Limited, £400 contribution towards new lightweight tables with trolley; Crewkerne Tea Dance Group, £100 to support running costs; CUDOS, £296 towards the upgrade of the sound system; Henhayes Centre, £1500 towards running costs; Rotary Club of Crewkerne District, £1000 towards Crewkerne Fair traffic management costs; Severalls Jubilee Bowls Club, £300 towards replacement chairs and The Speedwell Club, £500 towards chairs and storing trolley.
Crewkerne Town Council invites local community groups and charitable organisations to apply for grants for specific projects, once a year. Grant applications open at the beginning of September. All applicants are contacted in October and those whose applications are successful receive their cheques in April, at the Annual Town Meeting of Electors.