Grants from Basingstoke & Deane community fund
Grants totalling £1,110 have been awarded from the ‘Basingstoke & Deane Community Fund’, administered by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation. The grants are supporting the projects of three charitable organisations working to help local people in Basingstoke.
A grant of £200 has been awarded to the ‘Café in the Park’, run by Hatch Warren & Beggarwood Community Association (HWBCA) to support the expansion of their successful lunch club. The café has been running a monthly community home-made soup lunch service since the café opened in February 2018 and this has proved so popular with around 25 members attending each session, that a new weekly ‘Friendship Friday’ Group has now been set up. ‘Friendship Friday’ will run from the Beggarwood Café, and will offer a healthy lunch at discounted prices to those wishing to come along.