Local councillors recently presented a cheque for £4,000 to 4th Andover Scouts, after the group submitted a successful bid for a share of Test Valley Borough Council’s £300,000 Community Asset Fund.
Scout group chairman, Jeff Linnecar, said: “Thank you to the local borough councillors and Goodworth Clatford and Upper Clatford parish councils for supporting the project and financial donation.”
“The current building had been in use for more than 30 years but there has always been a Scout hut here since the late 1960s. The money will be used for stage one of the renovations to re-roof the Scout hut and replace the old wooden windows with UPVC.”
“This is great news for the Scout group and the children who travel here from a host of local villages.”
Councillor Graham Stallard said: “I was delighted to present the cheque to 4th Andover Scouts. They have worked extremely hard to progress this project, so the money is certainly well deserved.”
Councillor Maureen Flood added: “I would strongly encourage other local community groups and projects to come forward to apply for a share of the Community Asset Fund. This money can help make a real difference to residents and help get local initiatives off the ground.”
Clubs, charities, voluntary organisations, parish and town councils, village and community hall committees and village shops are eligible to apply for a share of £300,000. Applicants can submit bids for 50 per cent of the cost of a project, up to a maximum of £25,000.
The council awards grants four times per year and cut-off dates for submissions for each round are published on the authority’s website.
Full terms and conditions and an application form can be found online at www.testvalley.gov.uk/CAF. Hard copies of the documents can be obtained from community engagement officer, Marianne Piggin, on 01264 368000.