Hampshire community and village centres get cash grants

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VILLAGE halls and community centres have received a financial boost.

Community associations across Hampshire will benefit from a £95,000 cash injection from Hampshire County Council.

Horndean Community Association will receive £5,410, Denmead Community Association will get £1,840 and Leigh Park Community Association is to be awarded £4,740.

Wickham Community Association will get £7,213 and Crofton Community Association, based in Stubbington, will get £7,500.

Spingwood Community Partnership, in Stakes, Waterlooville, will get a cash grant of £7,213.

The money will support the cost of running courses such as IT, cookery, crafts and zumba dance classes.

Councillor Keith Chapman, who heads recreation at the county council, said: ‘Without Hampshire County Council’s contribution some of these village hall associations would struggle to exist so it is important that we do all we can to help them provide a vibrant community hub.’