Charities get money in round of grants

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CHARITIES in Hastings have been given a share of more than £150,000 in grants.

Sussex Community Foundation, which supports local charities and community groups across East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove, handed over the cash. Citizens Advice 1066 received £2,000, Hastings and Rother Credit Union, £3,000, the Seaview Project got £3,000, Snowflake was given £3,000 for a bus for homeless project, and Tempo Arts received £2,150 for arts workshops with schools. Mary Carruthers, grant manager at Sussex Community Foundation, said: “It’s been evident from recent grant applications that the smaller community groups that we tend to fund are struggling harder than ever to keep afloat in the current economic climate. So we are thrilled to have been able to give out such a large pot of cash.”