Rye MP, Amber Rudd visited the Rye Community Shop in Cinque Ports Street on Friday May 3. Each year the shop provides grants for local projects whose organisers have applied for assistance. Amber Rudd, presented each project representative with a cheque and we heard from them a little of how this contribution would help with a variety of different plans.
The Community Shop chairman, Kate Sims, told us how grateful she is for all the donations from the community but said a special thank-you must go to the volunteers who give their time to sort the many boxes and bags handed in, make the shop look inviting and are friendly, which makes it so successful. This enables them to be able to help the many applicants, 19 this time. Below is the full list of the lucky recipients.
Full list of grants
|Rye Harbour Sailing Club||to assess life jacket types for Sailability||£180|
|Rye & District Community Transport||towards the new Dial a Ride bus||£2,500|
|Rye and District Street Pastors||towards the Safe Haven (van) insurance, tax and repairs||£1,000|
|Rye Community Centre||new piano||£1,000|
|Ferry Road Nursery||towards baby changing units||£500|
|Beckley Parish Council||removal of old basketball post||£545|
|Hands of Hope||towards the luncheon club in Peasmarsh||£1,200|
|PTA Icklesham CofE Primary School||towards iPads||£1,000|
|Oliver Curd Trust||replace the carpet for respite caravan and new toys||£1,000|
|Rye Art Gallery||primary school children’s art competition costs||£1,000|
|Rye Foodbank||to help buy provisions||£500|
|1st Rye Brownies||for overnight sleepovers||£400|
|Rye Rugby Football Club||to replace decking||£3,200|
|Rye Sea Cadets||to update toilets and changing facilities||£2,500|
|St Bartholomew’s Court||for water supply standby and poly tunnel||£500|
|The Music Well||to provide music therapy sessions in both local schools||£1,130|
|Rye Community Garden||towards shortfall of funding the compost toilet and finishing the path to it||£845|
|The Wurlitzer Academy||for student provision||£500|
|Flip Flop pre-school||for play equipment||£500|
Image Credits: Heidi Foster.