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YOUTH clubs and a women’s refuge are among the organisations to benefit from a £2.7m grant scheme.

Councillors at Hampshire County Council are to approve dozens of grants for good causes that help young people across Havant, Gosport, Fareham and East Hampshire.

The children’s domestic abuse service at Havant Women’s Aid is in line for a £30,000 grant.

Leigh Park-based counselling service Off The Record is getting two grants totalling £45,000.

The Oasis Youth Project in Titchfield is getting £6,000, while Fareham and Gosport Family Aid is on course for a cash injection of more than £28,000.

Councillor Roy Perry, who oversees children’s services in the county, said: ‘The voluntary sector already provides a vast range of support services for children and young people.

‘The grants programmes are designed to enable organisations to develop their services further to ensure they continue to meet the needs of young people within their communities.’