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Canterbury Food Bank shares in £165k windfall for local organisations

Organisations across the voluntary and charitable sector are to receive a cash boost from Canterbury City Council. Canterbury Food Bank is among 12 beneficiaries, receiving £10,000 to help distribute food to those experiencing short-term financial difficulties.

The council’s grants are earmarked to help alleviate deprivation among local people and contribute to their health and wellbeing. A total of 43 organisations submitted bids totalling over £760,000 meaning only a quarter of bids were successful.

Chairman of the council’s Community Committee, Neil Baker, said: “with a limited pot of money available there will always be difficult decisions to be made. But we will help those who have been unsuccessful to apply for funding from other pots of council cash, and support them in formulating their business plans going forward.”

Other organisations awarded funding include £15,890 for Canterbury Age UK to support its arts and wellbeing project for older residents, and £3,000 for Tankerton Football Club to create a team for severely deaf and hearing impaired children.

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