Nine community groups and organisations in Watford are set to benefit from over £3.3 million over the next four years, following a recent decision by Watford Borough Council’s Cabinet...
The funding created through the council’s new Voluntary and Commissioning Framework means it is able to commission a range of services and activities that are valued by local people across the town.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “This represents a significant investment in Watford’s voluntary sector by the council. In this job, I’m lucky enough to meet many of our local voluntary groups and I’m always struck by their hard work dedication in making our town an even better place to live and work. These organisations deliver some of the key services we know are important to local people, including advice and support, mobility services and community centres”.
A new recipient for funding from 2019/20 is the Pump House Theatre and Arts Trust. The theatre, which is based in Local Board Road, Watford has been recognised for the outstanding work it does within the community to promote arts and cultural services for all ages and interests.
Mayor Taylor added: “We are delighted that the Pump House will be working with us on delivering first-class arts and cultural opportunities for the town. The theatre has been a focal point for the community for nearly 50 years and we share their ambition of ‘arts for everyone’.