£9000 for Rushmoor Groups
15th July 2013
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The fund, administered by Rushmoor Borough Council, was set up in 2001 and comes from a levy placed on aircraft take-offs and landings at Farnborough Airport.

The grants were agreed by the Council’s Cabinet on Tuesday (9 July).

St Joseph’s School in Aldershot has received £5,000 towards the cost of a new artificial floodlit football pitch. It is hoped that the all-weather facility will encourage young people to take up cricket and football and can be used by the school as well as clubs and community groups.

The Oak Farm Leisure Activities Club based at Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College in Farnborough was awarded £1,000 towards the cost of outdoor tables and benches for their special garden created for adults and young people with learning disabilities.
The Gaming Zone, based at the Prospect Centre in Farnborough, was given £1,500 towards the cost of plants, seeds and supplies for the Greenfingers Gardening Group for young people.

The Friends of Farnborough Abbey have benefited from £1,500 to help them install a new water supply for the Jubilee allotment gardens at the Abbey grounds. The project is providing 50 new allotments for local people.

Councillor Roland Dibbs, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Rushmoor Borough Council, said: “We are pleased to see the money going to important environmental projects, thanks to the Farnborough Airport Community Environmental Fund. These grants can make a massive difference to local groups and organisations, particularly those involving younger people, which are often run by volunteers and rely on fundraising efforts. I’m sure that the four groups awarded grants will be delighted and I wish them luck with their projects.”
The fund is available to groups and organisations located with three miles of Farnborough Airport, and can be awarded to community - or environment-based projects that are publicly accessible and can be enjoyed by the whole community.

For further information about the grants available from Rushmoor Borough Council visit www.rushmoor.gov.uk/grants, email leisure@rushmoor.gov.uk or call Laura Somers on 01252 398 766.

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