Cash grants for Harpenden community groups

PUBLISHED: 13:00 29 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:27 06 May 2010

OVER £1,200 was handed out to four groups serving Harpenden after they made successful applications for grant aid towards their community projects. The cash was awarded by Harpenden Town Council at their policy and finance meeting earlier this month. The

OVER £1,200 was handed out to four groups serving Harpenden after they made successful applications for grant aid towards their community projects.

The cash was awarded by Harpenden Town Council at their policy and finance meeting earlier this month.

The Pasque Hospice was awarded £500 towards the continued provision of inpatient and day care, community nursing and therapy services for children and their families.

The Friends of Alzey were awarded £361 to fund students joining future trips to Germany and for a publicity banner to raise awareness of the friends.

The town council gave £200 to the St Albans Diocese for their climate change conference at Rothamsted Conference Centre.

A grant of £200 was also awarded to the local Samaritans to assist them in operating in their call centre, which provides a listening service for those who are suffering periods of distress of despair.

Chairman of the committee, councillor Michael Weaver said: "These groups do a lot of good for residents, and it is by supporting them that the town achieves real benefits.

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