CALNE Town Council has agreed an immediate allocation of £5,000 to the Calne Town Charity for residents who will struggle in the face of rising energy and food prices this winter.
Following a motion put forward by Cllr Jon Fisher at the latest Full Council meeting, councillors unaimously resolved to pay £5,000 into Calne Town Charity to set up a Winter 2022/Spring 2023 Cost of Living Hardship Fund.
This money will be administered by the Charity Trustees to meet the immediate need of those who are residents of Calne town.
The Town Council has also set aside a further £45,000 which is available to community groups to bid for - an application form will be available shortly.
Cllr Fisher commented: "I'm really keen to get the word out about this so that the money gets spent where it's needed. I ask that people share this information widely within the town so that people can come forward when they need it."
Application forms are HERE - alternatively paper copies are available from Bank House, Calne Library, Calne Foodbank, Calne Children’s Centre, Heart of the Community and Calne Central.
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