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Culture and community groups awarded more than £30,000 by Hampshire County Council

Thursday, 03 July 2014

From street entertainers to symphony orchestras and joyful jams in older people's homes, the groups who help keep Hampshire's arts and culture open to all are to share in £32,795 grants from Hampshire County Council.

The grants were awarded by Councillor Keith Chapman, Hampshire County Council's Executive Member for Culture, Recreation and Countryside, at his decision day on Thursday 3 July.

The money was distributed from the Culture and Community Activities Grants. These grants provide general support, up to a maximum of £5,000, to groups and organisations which encourage and provide opportunities for individuals and communities to participate in community focussed, cultural and recreational activities.

Cllr Chapman said: "These groups provide opportunities for people to participate and enjoy a range of community focused, cultural and recreational activities. This complements our work in many ways and the investment we make supports the wider economic, cultural and social wellbeing for Hampshire residents and all the benefits that brings."

The Eastleigh Mela is in its ninth year and is a free festival to promote community learning about cultures and people, while celebrating the diverse range of cultures that already make up the local community.

Romsey's Beggars Fair has been running since 1993 and aims to showcase local talent in a friendly environment.

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