Grants given to help local charity causes

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Stratford's Bridge Street at Christmas time. Stratford Christmas Lights Company is set to benefit from a grant awarded by Stratford Town Council to help support the annual Yuletide display which attracts thousands of shoppers and visitors to the town.

A NUMBER of Stratford-upon-Avon based charities and organisations look set to benefit from grants awarded by Stratford Town Council.

At a recent town council meeting, the finance and scrutiny committee approved grant requests from the following:

Stratford Christmas Lights Company, £30,000 towards the lights for 2020/2021.

Stratford in Bloom, £30,000 for the period 2020/20121

Stratford Housing Plus – The Fred Winter Centre £30,000 towards the provision of open spaces within the new centre, plus  £20,000 per annum for four years towards operational costs – subject to sight of business  plan, annual reviews and potentially, representation on management board.