3 new awards have been made to local organisations by Epping Forest District Council through its Grant Aid scheme.
Councillor Les Burrows, Reviews & Efficiency Portfolio Holder considered the many applications:
It was a difficult decision to choose just three from the many worthwhile causes that applied for support. I hope that these awards will help in some way towards the continuing success of these local organisations.
Debden Sports Club
The first successful application was Debden Sports Club who need £3,445 to replace a damaged floor in the main building and changing room.
Based in Chigwell Lane, Loughton the club was established in 1948.
It has football, table tennis, cricket and a pigeon racing section. The club encourages member participation and also hires out its facilities to other local people, community groups and schools.
Hanover Elders Community Forum
The second successful application was from Hanover Elders Community Forum in Quaker Lane, Waltham Abbey.
They were granted £2,183.65 for an over 50s Learning ICT Project.
Established in 2018 with 10 Volunteers the forum brings together vulnerable residents and senior citizen of all faiths within Hanover Court retirement homes, and others from the surrounding area, helping to combat isolation.
The project will help participants use ICT equipment and learn skills such as browsing the Internet, writing e-mails, using word processors, using chat rooms and forums.
Lambourne End Centre
Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning was the third successful applicant.
Established in 2004 it has over 130 volunteers and is all about developing people, with a particular focus on young people.
Using a blend of adventure, farm and environmental activities they aim to inspire people to make a positive contribution to their lives and their communities, while encouraging them to stay healthy, have fun learning, build their confidence, raise their self-esteem and experience a sense of achievement.
Based in Manor Road, Lambourne, the centre provides alternative learning that supports the National Curriculum, in an outdoor setting. Programmes focus on working with young people with a disadvantage, disability or mental health issue.
School groups book on for day trips or residential trips and other external groups, of any age or ability, are welcome at Lambourne End to learn something new.
This £5,000 award will help refurbish the swimming and provide graduated steps with a rail to allow those with limited mobility to enter independently at their own pace.
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