Funding boost for community projects in Sutton
9:50am Monday 30th April 2012 in News
Thousands of pounds will be given to schemes aimed at improving the lives of Sutton’s most vulnerable people.
Sutton Council has joined forces with charities and voluntary groups to boost older and disabled people’s independence.
Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 will fund schemes such as a travel club, a training scheme and a singing club.
The African and Caribbean Heritage Association, based at the Phoenix Centre, in Roundshaw is one of the clubs that will benefit.
Chairwoman Joyce Grenado said: “Our members really value the group meetings; for many they are the only chance they get to meet with people outside of their family, so many friendships have been made and it really helps them to feel part of the community.
“The grant will enable us to sponsor more activities to integrate the wider community. This will not only help people to become more involved in life in Sutton but will also help to keep their bodies and minds active.”