Community groups in Tolworth recieve cash funding
By adam_leone | Friday, January 18, 2013, 13:19
Community groups in Tolworth and Hook Rise are set to recieve £10,000 as part of the Your Money, You Decide scheme.
The winning bids are:
- Hawkeye – Defeat Burglary: £2,000 for a scheme led by the Indian Kairali Associated Movement to raise awareness of criminals targeting Tolworth.
- Man and Boy (Oxygen Charity): £1,600 for activities for boys and father figures, to raise the self-esteem of both and encourage men to act as mentors.
- 1st Hook Scout Group: £2,000 for new equipment for the group's 90th anniversary family camp this year.
- 1st Tolworth Scouts: £300 to replace a stolen roof rack for their minibus.
- Alfriston Outreach Service: £1,200 to support home visits to isolated elderly people by trained volunteers.
- Fundraising for Malawi: £1,600 to support fundraising events by the Community Church to take young people to Malawi with the Tearfund charity.
- Safer Neighbourhood Team: £666 to bring back and maintain local police bike patrols.
- Young at Heart, a social club for over-55s, was offered the remaining £634 to support a minibus service to help elderly people get out and about.
Councillor Rachel Reid, Neighbourhood Committee chair, said: "Once again people have come out to take part in deciding how their money should be spent to benefit their community.
"I thank everyone who got involved."