Forty local organisations are to receive funding this year from Torbay’s Elected Mayor, Gordon Oliver, who for the 8th year running is giving part of his salary to charitable groups. They will each receive a grant of up to £1000 to help them drive forward projects in their community.

So far 388 local groups, organisations and individuals have been given a share of £224,788.00 from the Torbay Mayor’s Fund, which was set up after Gordon Oliver pledged part of his annual salary in each year of office.

The fund is administered by a cross-party panel of councillors – Nicole Amil, Jackie Stockman and Christine Carter.

Elected Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: “I am really pleased that so many worthwhile groups applied for the Torbay Mayor’s Fund. I am proud of the work they do for their local communities and this is my way of saying thank you to them. I’d also like to thank everyone who helped administer the fund this year for their hard work and support.”

“In previous years I have held a presentation ceremony for the successful applicants. However, this year I have decided to use all of this year’s fund to support local good causes rather than paying for a venue.”

The successful applicants are:
1. Galmpton Pre-school
2. Brixham Hospital League of Friends
3. Brixham Male Orpheus Choir
4. 2 Mikes 1 Boat
5. Fishstock Brixham 2018
6. Brixham College PTA
7. Lupton Potter
8. Pride in Brixham
9. Brixham Archers
10. Friends of Clennon Lake
11. Feline Network
12. Paignton Darts Association
13. Riviera United FC
14. Barton Cricket Club
15. Resident of Goshen Triangle
16. Torquay Girls Grammar School
17. Upton Park Bowling Club
18. Torre Table Tennis Club
19. Phab Torquay
20. SWIM Torquay
21. Torquay Bowling Group
22. Holy Angels Pre School
23. Cary Park Junior Tennis Club
24. Torbay & District Lifeguards
25. Older Family Carers
26. Transfiguration
27. Bravo Help and Hope Groups
28. South Devon Athletic Club
29. Sense Ability CIC
30. Torbay Stroke Survivors Computer Group
31. Bikers for Kids
32. Children’s Week
33. Squircircle Art CIC
34. Beekeepers Association
35. Last Kiss Foundation
36. Torbay Tigers Basketball Club (Juniors)
37. Youth Sailing Trust
38. One Accord
39. Britain in Bloom
40. Torbay Towns in Bloom


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