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TWO groups in the area have been given a cash injection from the county council.

Hampshire County council has given £1,000 to Havant Multicultural Forum and £500 to Gosport Community Safety Partnership.

Cllr Keith Chapman awarded the cash.

There is £48,500 left for culture and community activity grants for 2013/14.

Cllr Chapman said: ‘By encouraging and providing opportunities for people to participate and enjoy a range of community focussed, cultural and recreational activities, these groups play an important role in supporting our work.

‘Having modernised and streamlined the council’s grant application system, this means we can continue to support these groups.

‘We hope to encourage even more organisations to come forward and apply in future.’