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SIDMOUTH: Grants boost for community groups

Thursday, 15 May 2014

More than £12,000 was dished out to community groups and projects in Sidmouth, as the town council handed over its annual grant money. The council approved 19 grant applications in January and awarded a total of £12,850 to voluntary organisations in the town. Cheques were handed over to representatives from the groups at the annual town meeting recently. Sidmouth Town Band received the largest grant of £2,000, with substantial support also for Sidmouth in Bloom and Sidmouth Regatta. The following grants were awarded: £2,000 to Sidmouth Town Band; £1,500 to Sidmouth Science Festival; £1,200 to Sidmouth Walking Festival; £1,000 to Sidmouth Regatta; £1,000 to Sidmouth Junior Lifesaving Club; £1,000 to Sidmouth Arboretum; £1,000 to Sidmouth in Bloom; £1,000 to East Devon Citizens Advice Bureau; £750 to Sidmouth Sailing Club; £500 to Sid Valley Food Bank; £400 to Sidmouth Choral Society; £250 to Sidmouth Carnival; £250 to Apple Tree Pre-School; £250 to The Byes Pre-School; £200 to Sid Vale Athletics; £200 to Sidbury Cricket Club; £150 to Sidmouth Majorettes; £100 to Sid Valley Horticultural Society; and £100 to Sidholme Organ Friends Association.

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