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COLYTON: Carnival grants total £7,000

Friday, 07 February 2014


COLYTON?Carnival Committee has handed out £7,000 in grants to local projects and organisations, from its £8,334.17 profit made during Carnival Week in September 2013.
Cheques were handed out to representatives of 14 local groups, totalling £4,000, by Carnival Queen Fenella Clode and Princess Louise Hartnell, at a meeting held in the St John Hall last week.
Further grants were given to the committee’s main aims of the year - to provide a shed for the Peace Memorial Playing Field, costing £2,000, and to buy a carnival storage facility, costing £1,000.
Grants for local group are allocated according to how much support each organisation gives to the Carnival Committee during Carnival Week and through the year. Money is allocated according to how many meetings groups have attended, whether they enter the carnival, sell draw tickets, collect on carnival night and help with the popular carnival market, and discretionary amounts are awarded to those who organise their own event for carnival, count collection on carnival night and generally help throughout the year.
Those receiving cheques were as follows:
1st Colyton Guides - £375, 1st Colyton Brownies - £296, 1st Colyton Scouts - £257, Colyton Football Club - £315, Colyton WI - £291, St John Cadets - £172, Colyton Youth Football - £168, Colyton Caterpillars - £309, Colyton Theatre Group - £315, Short Mat Bowls Club - £282, Young Farmers - £126, Nunsford Nutters Carnival Club - £418, St John Fellowship - £508, Colyton Primary School - £168.
The Carnival Committee presented their accounts for 2013 at the meeting, with funds taken during Carnival Week, totalling £16,917.42, broken down as follows:
Carnival events - £4,186.98, royal party - £1,232.25, donations - £360.50, carnival market - £5,248.75, street collection - £1,639.62, crowning ceremony - £37.50, programme sales - £87.50, programme adverts - £1,735, draw - £1,170, fun fair - £700, street traders - £212.50, royal party prizes - £306.82.
Expenses totalled £8,583.25 leaving profit of £8,334.17.

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