Sexual abuse charity handed Chichester City Council grant

The groups who were awarded grants alongside the Mayor of Chichester, cllr Peter Budge
The groups who were awarded grants alongside the Mayor of Chichester, cllr Peter Budge

A charity which supports people who have suffered sexual abuse was among 18 groups to be handed grants by Chichester City Council on Wednesday night.

Lifecentre was handed a cheque for £2,500 which will help fund two new play therapists for child victims.

Amongst the others to benefit were the Chichester Information Shop for Young People (£3,000) and the Festival of Chichester (£1,600).

There is still £9,174 in the budget for groups to apply for.

The other groups handed cheques at the Chichester City Council meeting were: Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice Bureau (£1,800); Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre (£300); Chichester City Band (£2,071); Chichester City Tours (£400); Chichester Garden-Fest (£1,00); Chichester Ship Canal Trust (£5,000); focus:arts (£475); International Relations ‘Three Cities’ Working Group (£400); Parklands Residents’ Association (£1,200); Rotary Club of Chichester (£500); Rotary Club of Chichester Priory (£500); St James Allotment Association (£1,000); Sage Counselling (£1,000); Transition Chichester £1,000); Workers Education Association (WEA) Chichester Branch (£550).

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