One council gave £ 120,000 to 101 groups in the latest round of its community grants program.

They have received amounts ranging from £ 100 to £ 2,000 from Dover District Council.

Council Chief Trevor Bartlett and Deputy Chief Oliver Richardson with Community Officer Marvin Fishley present a check to David Rance, President of the Snowdown Colliery Welfare Male Choir. Photo: Dover District Council

This money has been made available to help maintain and develop projects and activities that support local communities.

Projects benefiting from the Winter Community Grants Scheme include:

Snowdown Colliery Welfare Male Voice Choir, who received £ 1,170 for his Men United in Song charity project, in addition to a summer grant of £ 882.50.

Deal Maritime & Local History Museum, which received £ 1,187.09 for the purchase of computer equipment for visitors to use and archive local history collections.

The Elvington Community Center received £ 1,900 to support a community lunch group called Let’s Eat.

The charity for the homeless Emmaüs was one of the beneficiaries of this winter's scholarships.  Archive photo: Paul Amos
The charity for the homeless Emmaüs was one of the beneficiaries of this winter’s scholarships. Archive photo: Paul Amos

Emmaus Dover Ltd received £ 1,462.50 to support tone to one counseling sessions for those who have been homeless in the past.

Blossoms of Hope won £ 1,800 to support their Sow, Grow, Cook and Eat community project in Dover.

The Sandwich Community Lights Committee received £ 1,700.00 for the Sandwich Community Christmas Lights Parade and Lighting.

David Rance, Chairman of the Snowdown Colliery Welfare Male Voice Choir, said: “In the Men United In Song project, next year we will bring together a group of novice singers, introduce them to the pleasures of singing – including a gala concert. – and fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK.

Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Head of DDC, said: “This year’s program is the most important to date and has played a particularly important role as we slowly recover from the pandemic.

“Our local groups and volunteer organizations are the backbone of our community and this funding will really help them carry out projects that benefit those who need them most.

The summer and winter cycles of the SDC Community Grants combined saw a total of £ 198,946.30 allocated to 184 applicants in 2021.

The 101 organizations receiving winter grants are listed here.

For more information on SDC grants and funding, visit dover.gov.uk/communitygrants email: [email protected] or call 01304 872277.