Each year Brixham Town Council allocates funds for which community groups and local organisations may apply. These groups can apply once in any financial year (April to March) and grants are awarded throughout the year, subject to available funds.
At the Parish meeting on Thursday 19th May, Cllr Rosemary Clarke proudly awarded grants on behalf of Brixham Town Council to:
Admiral Swimming Centre the sum of £2,000 in support of the tiling of the main tank of the swimming pool;
All Saints Church the sum of £300 in support of the Festival of the Sea; and
Pride in Brixham the sum of £1,000 in support of the hanging baskets display in Middle Street.
Brixham Town Council supports two organizations from their New Community Projects Fund:
The Council is delighted to announce that they have awarded £5,000 to Brixham Heritage Museum and £5,000 to Brixham Does Care.
The Town Council’s Community Projects Fund was created in the budget this year and is designed to be used either to deliver small schemes of their own, or to support local groups or organisations if a particular financial need is identified.
Brixham Heritage Museum’s funding, which will be match funded by Torbay Council, will be used to support a three year plan in the transition, marketing and refurbishment budget to steer the Museum through the cuts that have been made by Torbay Council.
Brixham Does Care will receive £5,000 per year over the next three years which will be offset against their rent. At the end of the three years, which will take the Council through the next general elections, the agreement will be reviewed by the newly elected Councillors.
Cllr Jessica Stock said “It is important for the Town Council to recognise community groups and organisations that have a financial need due to ongoing cuts that they have received. The Finance and General Purposes Committee were unanimous in their decision to help both of these worthwhile causes in their plight to reduce their overheads helping to increase their income.”Follow