Local community group awarded £475 through council's Small Grants Fund
Watford Deaf Community has just been awarded £475 towards their summer garden party and a mosaics course.
Watford Borough Council’s Small Grants Fund gives local groups the chance to apply for up to £2,000 to fund a project, community initiative or purchase a piece of equipment.
The garden party took place on 11 July and the fund went towards hiring garden games like Skittle Alley, giant Connect 4 and Jenga, as well as refreshments, including strawberries and ice cream.
Watford Deaf Community is a social club that aims to provide members the opportunity to meet and socialise, as well as share interests. The group is for people who are profoundly deaf and use British Sign Language (BSL) to communicate, although others interested in BSL, are welcome including those who are learning to sign.
Members age from 35 years to 89 years old. The group provides support to profoundly deaf people, who can be extremely disadvantaged and isolated in our communities. At the group, members can communicate freely and enjoyably using sign language.
Cllr Karen Collett, Cabinet Member for Community, said: “Lots of local community groups have already benefited from our Small Grants Fund and I’m so pleased that we were able to help Watford Deaf Community. If you’re a local group in Watford you may be able to apply for the grant, which can really help members of your community.”
Find out more about the council’s Small Grants Fund at watford.gov.uk/smallgrantsfund