Generous Grant Aid awards to a host of Community Groups

Community Groups and charities who are able to continue to work, in spite of the current climate, have been supported financially by Prudhoe Town Council.

The Town Council usually receives between 35 and 40 Grant Aid applications.  Sadly, almost half of the groups who applied in March have had their great work suspended, or they are in a hiatus.  In a demonstration of the solidarity and community feeling among our longstanding recipients of Grant Aid, when they wrote to the Council to withdraw their own requests, they expressed hope that funding be made available to those groups still able to provide a service.

The Town Council appreciated the sentiment and responded by agreeing funding that included money committed in both the Grant Aid and Youth Provision budgets, to support the growing number of applications from this sector.

In 2020/21, Prudhoe Town Council has agreed funding of almost £75,000 to our community groups and local charities.

The Town Council was pleased to support some amazing groups during the initial lockdown, which you can still read about in our news section on this website.

The following awards were agreed at our meeting on Wednesday 30th September (click on their links to find out more about them):

Community Action Northumberland  £       1,000.00
Cycling without Age Prudhoe  £       1,500.00
Dragon Tale Theatre Group  £       1,400.00
First Prudhoe Scouts  £       1,800.00
Friends of Eastwood Park   £       7,500.00
Friends of Prudhoe Woods  £       2,000.00
Happy Faces Prudhoe  £       1,195.00
Mortal Fools Theatre Group   £       1,460.00
Northumberland CAB  £       7,000.00
Prudhoe & District Local History Society (St Mary Magdalene Cemetery Working Group)  £       1,000.00
Prudhoe Air Training Corps  £       3,000.00
Prudhoe Army Cadet Force  £          600.00
Prudhoe Community Band  £          600.00
Prudhoe Community Choir  £          200.00
Prudhoe Halfway House FC  £          500.00
Prudhoe Leisure Group  £          600.00
Prudhoe Parish Hall (Kitchen)  £       1,699.00
Prudhoe Youth Club Football Club  £       2,000.00
Stomping Ground Forest Schools  £       1,000.00
Tanga Club  £          957.00
The Christmas Journey Project  £          300.00
Tyne Valley Canoe Club  £       1,500.00
Tynedale Girl Guides  £       1,500.00