Groups awarded £8,000 cash

Certificates presented by the community first group, eastwood.
Certificates presented by the community first group, eastwood.

Community groups have been given hundreds of pounds to help make their projects a success in Eastwood.

Community First was given £33,000 to spend on organisations in Eastwood over the next five years, and this week more than £8,000 was given to help nine local groups.

£1,000 was given to the Team Revolution Dance Academy for an upcoming production of Cats, Phoenix Clubbers was given £2,000 to spend on young adults with disabilities, Eastwood Booktown Development Group was awarded £1,000 to promote the town as an area of tourism, and the Youth Pool Academy was given £800 to support the popular game.

Other groups included the 3rd Eastwood Scouts who were given £1,200 to pay for activities and trips, the Eastwood Young People’s Partnership was given £1,339 to help fund the annual VIBE event, the town’s photographic society was awarded £400 for equipment and the Eastwood Volunteer Bureau was given £250 for its befriending service.

The Communities Together charity which givens 25 bags of food to the vulnerable in the town each week also got £500.

The community First group is made up of teachers, councillors, and members of the public.

To bid for a slice of the next year’s funds go to or call Sarah Taylor on 01773786212 ext 123.