More than 50 charitable projects across West Berkshire and north Hampshire have been given almost £150,000 by Greenham Common Trust (GCT).
Newbury District Swimming Club and the Newbury Carnival are among the beneficiaries of the trust’s spring allocation of funding.
Around £146,000 has been handed out to 56 projects in the area from a wide range of sectors, including the arts, sports, and disadvantaged and disabled groups.
“Each year GCT provides up to £300,000 for charitable projects aimed at benefitting the residents of Newbury and surrounding areas,” said trust chief executive Chris Boulton.
“The money is split between two rounds of funding during spring and autumn. The deadline for autumn 2017 funding is September 15 with around £160,000 still available for eligible projects.”
Newbury District Swimming Club has been given £5,000 towards the replacement of its starting blocks, while Newbury Carnival got £7,000 to assist with running costs for this year’s event on July 16.
Sami Gabriel, chair of the Newbury Carnival committee, said: “I’m so delighted that Greenham Common Trust is our main sponsor as without its support, Newbury Carnival would not be happening.
“We can focus our efforts on making this carnival the showcase that Newbury deserves.
“It’s a family fun day that makes summer come alive for all of us.”
Another project to receive funding was Recovery in Mind, which provides courses for adults with mental health challenges.
It was given £6,636 to further fund its work.
Founder Angela Ryan said: “We are thrilled to have received this grant from Greenham Common Trust.
“It enables us to support people with mental health challenges by providing the Recovery in Mind courses.
“With one in four adults living with mental illness we are committed to delivering high quality ‘recovery college’ courses free of charge to anyone living in West Berkshire.”
Anyone who wants to submit an application for a project for the autumn round of funding can do so at greenham-common-trust.co.uk, or by calling 01635 817444.