Last year EHDC introduced a Councillor grant scheme so we can support local activities and I was very pleased to support New Blendworth Centre, Merchistoun Hall, and HPC with works to Downs Park among other great local causes. This years grant funding has been completed and I am very pleased to let you know about the following organisations I have been able to support in the last 12 months:
The newly formed Ladies Shed which runs out of Merchistoun Hall received £500 to fund their activities. £500
HOPE (Horndean Older Persons Enabling) £300
Horndean Football Club for grounds improvements £473
Butser Home Start who support families with young children who are struggling to cope £250
Horndean Biodiversity Action Group with a wildlife camera, field microscope and young aspen trees £499
Horndean Parish Council for improvements to the Downs Park play area, new planters and another picnic bench £978
The new grant funding has commenced for this financial year and if you know of a local club or organisation that would benefit from some support, or can think of a way we can improve Downs Ward then please let me know. I know colleagues in other wards will be very pleased to have your ideas too.