Charities in Three Rivers benefit from Youth Council grant scheme

Watford Observer: Charities in Three Rivers benefit from grant scheme Charities in Three Rivers benefit from grant scheme

Three Rivers has donated hundreds of pounds to organisations and charities across the district as part of the Youth Council grant scheme.

Groups were asked to apply for funds from the district and, on February 4 Youth Council members decided where the money would go.

Organisations had to explain how the grant would be spent and how it would benefit young people in Three Rivers.

The following applications were successful and £1,000 was divided amongst them.

The Hive Chorleywood was awarded £200. The money will help create a community centre in the heart of Chorleywood, accessible for residents to take part in leisure, social welfare and educational activities.

The grant will be spent on refurbishment on the centre and also equipment to enable the proposed activities to be run, such as a homework club, a youth drop in, a table tennis club, a film club, allocated "quiet space" time and regular information sessions and workshops. All Saint’s Youth Group, which is open to those aged between nine and 11 years old, was given £100 to help improve their facilities and purchase bean bags and a parachute to play games with.

Aldwyck Housing Group, in Furze Field House, provides social housing and specialist support to young people aged between 16 and 25, those with disabilities and older people.

Furze Field House accommodates young people and will spend the £300 on an introductory film course at Elstree Film Studio.

Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue was given £100 to run a summer scheme for children in school years one to five.

Finally, the Watford Mencap Children’s Centre, which provides activities for those with learning difficulties up to the age of 18, was given £300.

The money will be spent on two suitable digital cameras for the Children’s Centre to help the children communicate, understand, remember and relate to other people and enable the children to show relatives what activities they have been doing.

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