A new computer club for children in Whiteley has been made possible after donations from County Councillors and a grant from Fareham community funding totalling £2,100.
To get started the volunteer led club needed to purchase various pieces of computer equipment. They were able to buy software, monitors, 8 computers, a projector and printer after a contribution of £700 from the Fareham Community Fund and donations from HCC councillors Sean Woodward and Patricia Stallard.
Cllr Sean Woodward, who is also Leader of Fareham Borough Council, said he was glad to contribute as "the club is a worthy project that recognises the advantages of developing technical skills in a rapidly evolving digital age"
The club's application was supported by local ward councillor David Swanbrow, he said: 'It is great to see the Whiteley Computer Club up and running at the Whiteley Community Centre. Initiatives like this, that provide an opportunity for local children to socialise and learn new skills, are a great use of the community fund".
Any resident, or organisation based in the Fareham Borough can apply to the Community Fund for money for one off purchases. Fareham Borough Council encourages anyone with a project that benefits their local community or environment within the Borough of Fareham to find out more about funding support. For more information contact a member of the Community Action Team (CAT) on 01329 236100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information contact:
Jacey Jarman, PR & Marketing Officer, 01329 824518
fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: email@example.com
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
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