Council to give £10k of grants to groups

FIVE groups and organisations will benefit from £10,000 of grant funding provided by Todmorden Town Council.

At an amenities committee meeting earlier this month, councillors agreed to give £5,000 to Age Concern Todmorden towards the charity’s running costs and core funding.

Members voted in favour of giving a £1,200 grant to Todmorden Polish Club, which will help with the costs of staging this weekend’s Polish Day event at Todmorden Town Hall.

Todmorden Business Association has received £1,000 towards the 12 Days of Todmas programme of festive events taking place throughout the town in the run-up to Christmas.

Councillors agreed to give £712 to Upper Calder Charity Assist towards the costs of the upcoming Kidsfest event.

The Friends of Todmorden Library have been given £540 towards the inaugural literary festival held at the library last month.

Councillors also agreed to cover the town hall hire charges for several societies’ events.