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Torbay groups handed cheques from Mayor's Fund

By HEPaulGreaves  |  Posted: April 13, 2014

Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver

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TORBAY Mayor, Gordon Oliver has presented 46 organisations with cheques at a ceremony in the Palace Hotel, Torquay.

They each received a share of £26,500 from the Torbay Mayor's Fund, which was set up after Mayor Oliver pledged half his annual salary in each year of his four year term of office to give one off support to local groups, organisations and individuals.

Grants of up to £1,000 have been allocated to 46 successful applicants to help them drive forward projects in their community.

Mr Oliver said: "Local groups do so much for their communities and I am proud to be able to support the these hard working and committed people as well as the people they serve.

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“I am pleased that there were so many worthwhile applicants for the Mayor’s Fund, which recognises the enormous contribution that local groups make to our community. I look forward to presenting them with their grants and seeing how their projects progress throughout the year.

"I would also like to thank our cross party group who helped administer the fund this year for all their hard work and organisational support ”

The Torbay's Mayor's Fund is administered by a cross-party panel of councillors - Nicole Amil, Jackie Stockman and Bobbie Davies.

In a joint statement the councillors said: "We are really pleased to be supporting this project. It is a difficult task studying and selecting the applications, because we know how important financial support is to many of these projects.

"We would like to thank the Mayor for his generosity in giving half his salary to so many worthy initiatives and look forward to seeing the continuing benefits that the Mayor’s Fund brings to people's lives in the Bay."

The grant recipients this year are:

Access to Community Education (ACE)

Barton Cricket Club

BEAT Magazine

Brixham Gig Club

Brixham Pirate Festival


Chelston Community Association

Coalition of Disabled People South Devon

Cool Recovery

Disabled Sailing Association

Foxhole Community Association

Friends of Brixham Library

Friends' of Brixham Library (FoBL) and Brixham Heritage Museum

Friends of Fort Apache (Play Torbay)

Friends of Torbay Community Play Days

Friends of Victoria Park Chelston

Great Parks Community Association

Growing for life (Shekinah Mission)

Hele Village Community Association

Heritage Vessels South Devon

Jasmyn House (CHAD)

Joel Clifton

Making a Better Future

Mayfield Special School

Paignton Amateur Rowing Club

Paignton Picture House Trust

Paignton Regatta

Parkfield Road Community Group

Pride in Brixham Volunteers

St Michaels' Community Association

T.R.I.P (Torbay Recovery Information Project)

Tessier Gardens Friends Group

TGI (Cockington Parish Church)

The Beacons Wheelchair Dancers

The Brixham Admiral Swimming Centre

The Living Room

St Marys Magdalene's Church

The PBC Foundation (UK) Ltd.

10th Torbay (Babbacombe) Sea Scouts

Torbay Film Club

Torbay Foster Carers Association

Torbay Neighbourhood Watch

Torbay P.A.L.S

Torbay Sailability Ltd.

Torquay & District Cats Protection

Watcombe Community Association

Youth Genesis Trust (Ltd)

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