CHARITIES could get a big boost after Kendal Town Council met to recommend grant handouts.

The list of beneficiaries came as part of the Audit Grants and Charities committee meeting, which also spent time reviewing its income and spending for the year.

The amounts of money they could get has also been revealed:

£2,500 for Manna House homeless charity, which recently applied for a grant to help it’s garden projects for next year, will use the money to provide; community support to homeless or vulnerably housed people in South Lakeland.

Outside inn Cumbria, could get £2,500. The community group which is made up of parents and people who want the best for children and families, in Cumbria and the South Lakes. They said: “We welcome everyone to our centre to play and have fun, relax, learn, share, socialise and get active, but above all to feel looked after, cared for and cared about.”

The Kendal Air Cadets squadron, could get £500. The organisation which is also sponsored by the RAF said: “ We promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people, along with training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life.

The group also encourage the spirit of adventure and helps develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

Squadron Leader, Aaron O’Roarty said: “We will be marching again outside soon. We can march in most weathers although of course, we continuously risk assess the south Cumbria environment around us as we go. The safety of our cadets and staff is our upmost priority.”

Kendal Town Council’s treasure Judith Lomax, announced that they had received t£10,000 from the Covid relief fund to spend on any project or organisation affected by the pandemic.

The cash came from South Lakeland District Council.

The town's deputy mayor Douglas Rathbone, was delighted with the extra income for the council to spend. He Said: "It’s always a difficult decision to make as to what charities we can support. This money will enable us to help more local groups and their projects.”

The next round of decision making goes to Kendal Town Council's full council meeting next month.