£1,500 handed to Penryn groups
Just short of £1,500 was handed out by Penryn Town Council this week in their second to last round of grant funding for the current financial year.
Penryn Guides were awarded £600 to help pay for three of the girls to attend a residential as part of their Baden Powell Challenge Award, the highest award a guide can achieve.
A little over £250 of this grant will also go towards paying for new equipment and the group’s annual £750 subscription to Girlguiding UK.
After reminiscing about her own time in the Guides, councillor Mary May proposed the money to support the group.
“They are all about fundraising,” she said, “it’s not as if they are sitting back on their laurels.”
Penryn College’s Green Car Club, which is in need of £1,300 to help them build another electric racing car as part of the Greenpower project, received £500. This project aims to inspire youngsters to become engineers, teacher representative Ros Bastian told the council in her letter of application.
The British Red Cross received £250 to help towards the services it provides in the town including care in the home, medical equipment loan and therapeutic care.
Welcoming the suggested amount, councillor Martin Mullins said: “All these people do these things because they want to, not because they have to.”
Finally, Falmouth and Penryn Lions Clubs received £75 for the town council to sponsor a hole in their annual Charity Golf Day, which this year will be held on May 3.
“The Lions do a tremendous amount for the town and the surrounding area,” town mayor Gill Grant said.
So far this year Penryn Town Council has distributed more than £11,000 to local causes that they believe will bring direct benefit to the area or its inhabitants. They are authorised to make these grants under Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.
Nearly £1,300 remains in the pot to be spent at their next meeting.