More than £6,600 worth of grants were awarded to local community projects at last week’s Corsham Area Board meeting at the Town Hall on Thursday, September 25.
Alan Macrae, Corsham Area Board chairman, said: “I am delighted we have been able to help so many community projects. I am particularly looking forward to the health fair on November 20, and would encourage everyone to come along and get involved.”
Grants approved were:
• £2,000 for a slipper exchange which will take place as part of the Corsham health fair at the campus on Thursday 20 November from 3pm to 5pm. It will provide an opportunity for local residents to speak to a number of health, wellbeing and leisure providers and organisations from across the community area and the county. There will be blood pressure checks, free leisure passes and, for elderly people, the chance to exchange their old slippers for a brand new pair which helps to prevent trips and falls around the home
• £2,175 to Lacock Riding for the Disabled to buy a new pony and associated equipment
• £864 to Box to restore the WW1 memorial
• £600 to Corsham Childminders to buy storage equipment and fencing
• £979 to Corsham Sci-Fi to buy new gazebos and power packs for an upcoming event in the campus – the event is a ‘Feel the Force’ charity Sci-Fi day for disabled people, children and their families and carers, and will take place on Saturday 4 October from 10.30am to 4pm