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£12,000 Handout Helps Groups In Bridport

West Bay

12:03am 16th June 2013

Community groups in and around Bridport are celebrating a £12,000 hand out.


Recipients of funding from the Bridport Community Fund included:

-  Bridport Millennium Green Trust were awarded £2,000 improvements to the Millennium Green at Mountfield.
-  Fizzy Boppers based at Netherbury Village Hall. They provide a high energy music and dance group for children aged 0-5 and their carers were awarded £206.27 to buy new instruments
-  Bridport Arts Centre were awarded £300 to run a week long summer school for the Bridport Art Centre's youth theatre
-  The Bopper Bus Organisation serves to transport children in rural villages to the Bridport Leisure Centre every week for sports activities otherwise unavailable to them due to their difficult home locations. They were awarded £500 for transport costs.
-  Bridport Heritage Forum was awarded £200 towards building a 1916 Bridport living room and a section of the trench on the Western front as the central focus of their exhibition in the town hall commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1. The exhibition will reflect life at home and away.

West Dorset District Council Chairman Gillian Summers said: "The Bridport Community Fund is a great opportunity for voluntary groups in West Bay and the surrounding areas to apply for funding for a project which helps benefit their community.

"Congratulations to everyone who was successful in receiving the funding. We did not have as much money to distribute this year as 2012 was such a wet summer, there will be another opportunity for all groups to apply to the fund when it re-opens in January 2014."

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