Ramsgate Town Council has provided a boost to a number of organisations through grants and still has some funding available to be applied for.
The authority has awarded £3,396 to the Great British Carnival (formerly the Ramsgate Town Carnival) for 26 percussion instruments which will be used for its new community drumming band “Samba Ya Wansum”
Beyond the Page were awarded £3,500 for an ESOL teacher to provide English lessons to women at The Corner café site in Whitehall Road. The women are a variety of nationalities and the majority are mothers and play a key role in the successful integration and education of their children. The additional confidence gained through the acquisition of language often results in further vocational skills training and/or regular employment
Ramsgate’s Royal Temple Yacht Club has been awarded £1,000 towards Christmas lighting for boats in the Harbour, including the RNLI and heritage craft vessels.
An award of £7,962.94 was granted for Arts in Ramsgate for the Ramsgate Winter Lantern Parade on December 22 and the workshops in the weeks before the event. The workshops will also provide a “warm space” for people struggling in the current economic climate.
A grant of £1,520 was awarded to Ramsgate Salvation Army to pay for the ‘soup run’ for 16 weeks.
Town council clerk Laura Fidler said: “Funding is a major part of delivering projects, but the work of the volunteers and organisations who make these things happen is essential and we can’t over-estimate the tremendous hard work that goes on in our community by volunteers.
“We also provide support for the community organisations with practical assistance, for example, collecting the green waste from the community gardening groups and promoting the activities of the community organisations in the CommunityAd magazine.
“There remains some funding available in our “Ramsgate Fund” grant budget for the current financial year, these grants are for up to £3,500 for community projects (normally capital items).”
if you would like to find out more call the office on 01843 598751 or see the grant criteria and the application form at https://www.ramsgatetown.org/town-council/funding
Other grant recipients have been:
|Ramsgate International Film Festival
|Ramsgate Town Carnival
|Extra Normal Records
|Miss Ramsgate Organisation
|Friends of Ellington Park
|Ramsgate Old Motor & Motorcycle Club
|Ramsgate Bowls Club
|Ramsgate Festival of Sound
|Ramsgate Heritage Regeneration Trust
|Freedom Road Project
|Ramsgate Arts Barge
|Ramsgate Skate Park