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St Albans District Council's grant aid to community groups in St Albans
Community groups in St Albans are set to benefit from a share of a £42,500 grant.
St Albans District Council has awarded organisations grants through the Council’s Project Commissioning Fund (PCF).
The PCF is part of the council’s wider funding to the voluntary and community sector and this year's budget is £110,000.
The Living Room, a charity which supports people with addiction, will benefit from £10,000 towards funding a counsellor for two days a week.
A community food bank that provides short-term support to people across the district will be provided with the help of a £7,500 grant.
Recognising the food bank will take time, so a further £10,000 is committed between 2014 and 2015.
ADDvance has received £3,000 to provide half hourly consultation sessions to parent carers of children and young people with autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Older People DIY project, which aims to help older people come together to learn basic DIY skills, is also benefitting from £3,000.
This year, grants totalling £55,000 are also being provided for youth diversionary activities, support for troubled families and activities for young people through the Youth Action Group.
The PCF is now considering proposals for other projects that can be funded from the remaining £22, 500 unallocated for 2013 and 2014.
Council Beric Read, portfolio holder for community engagement and localism for the council said: "We will be contacting local councillors and community groups asking them for ideas for projects that help address emerging issues in the District."
Residents with ideas for community projects can contact the Community Engagement team on 01727 819518.
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