1:30pm Friday 13th April 2012
By Greg Fountain
Nearly £1,500 in grants to a variety of local causes were agreed by Penryn Town Council last week.
Penryn and District Twinning Association received £300 for their work in helping promote the town abroad and hosting visitors from Audierne in Brittany.
Shelter Cornwall received £500 to support the vital work they do by helping people who find themselves homeless or in housing difficulties.
Councillor Mary May said: “I have sent a couple of residents of ours there and they have had very good advice.
“When people are in this situation they need someone to talk to and they need them now,” she added.
Arts Alive Penryn, which started last year and focuses on emphasising the town’s creative side, received £300 to help with their work.
Falmouth and Penryn Lions Club, who have provided the town’s Christmas trees for many years, received £75 for sponsorship of a hole at their annual charity golf tournament.
Penryn Community Theatre, which is celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee by hosting a special scriptwriters competition focused on the town, received £200.
Finally, the Penryn May Day Society, who organise the town’s annual spring festivities, received £100.
S137 grants, as they are called, are made under Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.
This allows local authorities to spend a limited amount, usually less than £500 per grant, on activities that they believe will bring direct benefit to the area or its inhabitants.
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