Strutt Grants for Belper and Milford

Community groups in Belper and Milford are set to receive a total of £500 from the Herbert Strutt Charity.

The Charity’s management committee agreed to make grants to three organisations when it met on Wednesday 28 October 2015.

Councillor Jacqueline Cox, Chairman of the  management committee, said: “This latest set of grants should help to make a difference to people’s lives in Belper and Milford. The Herbert Strutt Charity has spent well over a hundred thousand pounds supporting individuals and community groups since it was set up in 1986.”

Details of the latest grants are as follows:

Amber Community First Responders - £300 towards the purchase of life-saving kits.
Belper Art Group - £50 to support an event to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Group and raise the cultural and educational profile of both the Group and the town of Belper.
Special Friends - £150 to help the group to provide support, through friendship and play, to families with children with disabilities.

The key aims of the Herbert Strutt Charity are to provide:

  • relief for residents who are sick, distressed, elderly or poor;
  • recreation and leisure facilities; and
  • educational facilities

Grant application forms are available on the Council’s website or by contacting Pat Hardwick, Democratic Services Officer (Tel: 01773 841631; e-mail:

Completed grant application forms should be returned to Pat Hardwick, Democratic Services Officer, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3BT.

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