After applying to the town council for a grant for their first time in their long history Wellington Choral Society have been awarded nearly £3,000 towards the cost of acquiring and modifying the staging needed for concerts. Previously the WCS had to hire staging on an event by event basis at considerable expense.
Other grants approved at this week’s council meeting included £2,750 for Reminiscence Learning to be spent on expanding its Community Programme in Wellington which works to raise awareness of how to deal with dementia in various settings.
Wellington Cricket Club were awarded £1050 towards the cost of its programme of winter coaching for young people, held weekly at Court Fields school sports hall. Councillors voted to award a grant of £140 to the Friends of Wellington Library to cover the costs of public liability insurance.