Groups to get county council grants

Organisations that help the most vulnerable people across Hampshire will benefit from £231,626 in grants from the county council's adult services department.

Thursday, 4th February 2016, 6:06 am

The money will go to 13 projects in total, including the mental health charity Andover Mind and the Good Neighbour Support Service, which assists older people to live independently.

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Councillor Liz Fairhurst, the council’s executive member for adult social care, said: ‘The voluntary and community sector has an important role to play in helping people maintain their independence. The grants scheme is a key way in which adult services supports the sector to do this.’

In future, new programmes will focus on longer-term funding, beyond the current one-year term.