Istead scouts welcome new headquarters thanks to grant

PUBLISHED: 17:36 05 January 2016 | UPDATED: 17:36 05 January 2016

Boy scout with compass

Boy scout with compass

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More than £30,000 has been granted to the group

Istead scouts are welcoming a new headquarters after they received a £31,000 grant to help fund the new building on Downs Road.

1st Istead Rise Scout Group’s old hut, which is no longer fit for purpose, will be replaced by the new build, which will also be used by the wider community for events and activities.

The grant is one 27 awarded to community and environmental projects by the Veolia Environmental Trust.

A start date will be decided as the trust works with the scout group.

Jenny Douse a parent fundraiser involved in the project said: “This grant is great news for the Scouts and Istead.

“The whole community will benefit from the new hut as it will be available for anyone to use, we cannot wait for the work to start.”

Executive director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, said: “The scouts need to be congratulated on securing their grant in the face of stiff competition from a large number of other applicants.

“The new building will make a real difference to community life in Istead, and we look forward to seeing work start.”

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