Test Valley Borough Council has awarded the Augusta Park Community Association (APCA) a grant of almost £12,000 from its Community Asset Fund.
The association was established to encourage a sense of community within Augusta Park. A dedicated community centre has been built and the £11,900 grant from the Community Asset Fund will contribute to the equipment needed to enable the centre to host a range of community events and projects.
The grant was presented to Trustees of the association by Councillor Phil North, ward member for Andover Alamein. Speaking on behalf of APCA, Trustee Ian Philpott said: “The Trustees of Augusta Park Community Association are looking forward to opening the new community centre. This grant from Test Valley Borough Council’s Community Asset Fund will provide vital funds to cover some of the essential equipment and furniture needed to open the doors to the community.”
Councillor North said: “The Augusta Park Community Association has done a fantastic job in turning a new housing development into a community and I was delighted to present them with a cheque for £11,900 to help them in the next phase of their mission to get the new community centre up and running.”
For more information about the council’s Community Asset Fund, visit www.testvalley.gov.uk.