NEW kitchen equipment and crockery at a parish hall is just one of the many results of a council grant scheme.
Each of the 44 councillors in East Hampshire has been given £3,000 to divide between worthy causes in the community.
Rowlands Castle councillor Marge Harvey has already donated a £500 grant for new equipment at Rowlands Castle Parish Hall.
A total of £2,000 from Cllrs Bob and Hilary Ayer, Julie Butler and John West went towards the Petersfield Christmas light switching-on ceremony.
Cllr Ferris Cowper, leader of East Hampshire District Council, said: ‘Community groups have been quick to see the benefit of these grants and the range that has been awarded shows the breadth of activities that the community of East Hampshire are involved in.
‘All of the councillors have money left in their individual budgets so I would encourage groups to keep their applications coming in.’
Visit easthants.gov.uk/councillorgrants or contact the local councillor.