Grants awarded to support work of Royston community groups
Thanks to North Herts Council’s Royston and District Committee, three community groups have received grants to help them continue their work.
Grants were awarded to the Home-Start Royston, Buntingford and South Cambridgeshire charity, Royston Community First Responders and Royston Choral Society.
Home-Start will receive £1,221 to provide essential home visits to a family in the area experiencing difficult times and enable them to regain successful and independent family life.
A trained volunteer meets with the family once a week for two to three hours and provides practical and emotional support tailored to the family’s needs.
Home-Start Program Manager Sarah Mascall said: “We are so grateful to North Herts Council’s Royston and District Committee for awarding us this grant which will allow us to make such a positive difference in the lives of the families supported .”
Royston Community First Responders received £980 towards the purchase of uniforms and a new mobile phone to be used by the medical emergency team.
The charity has been in Royston since 1994 and is usually the first person on site to attend to a medical emergency before ambulance calls.
Between January and September this year, the charity treated 350 people and is expected to have helped around 500 victims by the end of the year.
The Royston Choral Society has been awarded £750 to support the cost of staging a performance of Haydn’s Creation, which includes advertising, equipment and space hire costs.
The concert will take place on Saturday 25th March 2023 and returns to Royston Parish Church for the first time since the church building was destroyed by fire in 2018.
Huw Jenkins, Chair of the Royston Choral Society said: “We would like to thank the North Herts Area Committee for this support.
“It is appreciated by all associated with the Royston Choral Society and we will deliver a truly memorable Christmas concert for Royston and the district community.”
Cllr Tony Hunter, Chair of the Royston Committee, said: “We are delighted to award these grants which we hope will help organizations care for the people of Royston.”