Sidmouth groups share grants totalling £15,100

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Some 24 Sid Valley organisations will net a share of more than £15,000 of community cash.

The groups all applied for support from Sidmouth Town Council, which decided on its grants on Monday.

The £15,100 total exceeds its £14,000 budget for 2017/18, but members brought forward £1,100 from their tourism reserve to supplement it.

Last year’s total spend on such grants was £14,680.

Cheques will be presented at the council’s annual assembly in the coming months.

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The recipients are:

• Sidmouth in Bloom £2,250;

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• Sidmouth Science Festival £2,000;

• East Devon Citizens Advice £1,000;

• Sidmouth Arboretum £1,000;

• Sidmouth Regatta £1,000;

• Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club £1,000;

• Sidmouth Town Twinning Circle £1,000;

• Sidmouth and East Devon Walking Festival £800;

• Sidmouth Sailing Club £800;

• Sidbury Allotment Association £500;

• Sidmouth Drill Hall Hub CIC £500;

• Sidmouth Carnival £500;

• Sid Valley Memory Café £400;

• Sid Vale Sharks Swimming Club £400;

• Sidmouth Literary Festival £300;

• Byes Preschool £250;

• Relate Exeter and District £250;

• Friends of The Byes £200;

• Sid Valley Horticultural Society £200;

• Sidford Tennis Club £200;

• Wren Music £200;

• Sidmouth Parish Church (clock) £150;

• Friends of Sidholme Music Room £100;

• Sidford Short Mat Bowling Club £100.

The council has also supported Sidmouth Museum to the tune of £800 through the South West Museum Development Programme and other groups through its annual budget.

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