Grant funding will help groups

A 'Diva' takes his turn jumping off Bognor Pier in the Birdman rally ENGSUS00120130715095330
A 'Diva' takes his turn jumping off Bognor Pier in the Birdman rally ENGSUS00120130715095330

GROUPS from across the Bognor Regis area will benefit thanks to a cash boost.

At their meeting last Wednesday, members of the joint western Arun area committee considered nine applications for help.

It was up to the county councillors who sit on the committee, which also includes district, town and parish councillors, to decide the grants awarded.

My Sisters’ House – a community initiative aiming to improve the lives of women facing situations like homelessness, mental illness, extreme poverty and violence – was awarded its full request of £1,608.

The International Bognor Birdman 
asked for £7,000 and received half of the amount.

The 5th Pagham and Aldwick Brownies was given its request of £850.

Some £2,500 was handed over to the Southdowns Folk Festival which had sought £5,325.

The Hanover Band foundation gained £261.43 and Bognorphenia was awarded its full grant request of £1,200.

Not all of the organisations who asked for help had their grants approved.

Jeneses which wanted £2,800 was turned down as was the Youth of Bognor which sought £1,500.

The Bognor Regis Local History Society was not awarded the £5,000 it asked for.

At total of £9.919.43 was given out.