Community grants to benefit local people are recommended for approval from council

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A NUMBER of applications have been sent to Angus Council for consideration for community grants.

The applications were considered at a meeting of the infrastructure services committee on Tuesday, October 9, as the Dispatch and Herald went to press.

In the local area the Forfar Association for Continuing Education (FACE) has requested £1,487.27 towards the cost of providing evening classes for adults.

The group has existed for a number of years and in that time they have successfully organised a range of leisure classes.

The work of FACE fits in with the key themes of the community grant scheme.

The application states: “Learning brings people together, enhances quality of life and impacts on health and well-being.

“FACE is an example of local community members in Forfar working together to provide an important service in the town.

“If they did not offer the range of evening classes they do then this provision would not exist.”

Music in Hospitals, an Angus-wide venture, has requested £1,075 towards providing a number of concerts for adults with additional support needs.

The grant has been recommended for the following reason: “Music in Hospital is a national organisation which provides concerts of live music by professional musicians in hospitals, hospices, care units, day centres and special needs schools throughout Scotland.

“They aim to provide two concerts in each venue.”

The Angus Darts Academy has requested £3,496.23 towards the purchase of darts equipment.

The group teaches youngsters aged between 18 and 21 about the sport of darts.

Around 50 young people now attend every Thursday evening. The grant is requested to allow more people to participate.

It is recommended on the condition that the group submit a business/development plan with targets at the time of submitting the end of project monitoring form.