Cash bonanza for East Hampshire groups

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GROUPS based in East Hampshire can now apply for grants of between £250 and £1,000 directly from their local councillor.

Each of the 44 councillors in East Hampshire has a kitty of £3,000 that they can use to support projects benefitting people in their ward.

Groups can get in touch with their local councillor directly or visit to get an application form.