Hampshire County Council has awarded £855,391 in grants to help people to live healthier lives, promote independence, protect the vulnerable and support carers.
The grants have been awarded to support services that are better provided by the voluntary sector and that meet the Council’s aims and objectives for public health and adult social care. These include working with communities to enhance local services, protecting vulnerable people, maximising independence and promoting healthy choices.
In total 46 different organisations share the funding and will use it to support people in Hampshire with a wide variety of needs:
- Mental health – £53,188 – including Andover Mind
- Physical disability – £129,098 – including the Stroke Association and Spectrum Centre for Independent Living
- Older people – £381,230 – including key county-wide partners such as Good Neighbours Support Services and Brendoncare Clubs.
- Learning disability – £72,306
- Autism – £43,930 (to Autism Hampshire)
- Carers – £2,500 (to New Milton Stroke Club and Winchester Youth Counselling)
- Socially excluded £10,000 (to The Vine Day Centre)
- People with HIV £163,139 (to Positive Action and The Groundswell Trust)
Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, Cllr Liz Fairhurst, said “Volunteers play an increasingly vital role in the services provided to their local community. It’s important that we continue to support voluntary and community organisations and charities as far as we can within our limited resources We do this in a number of ways including giving grants, contracting services and helping organisations promote the services they provide in the community.”
“These grants make a real difference to the organisations that receive them and to our communities. Through these grants we are able to extend access to support, information and advice, providing early action that can help prevent problems occurring later down the line, which often end up costing more money.”
For details of individual organisations and the funding they received, click on the link: www3.hants.gov.uk/councilmeetings/meetingsummary.htm?date_ID=1356