Stepping Stones Totnes is one of 11 community groups that received a grant from Totnes Town Council last month. The grant for £2,400 will enable the group, which runs Totnes Food Bank, to purchase new IT equipment.
Town Cllr Ben Piper joined Cllr Emily Price, Kit Stevens and Belinda Taylor to see first-hand how Stepping Stones Totnes makes a difference to so many local people.
Cllr Ben Piper said: “If organisations like Totnes Caring, Citizens Advice and Stepping Stones Totnes were not there, we’d be very much the poorer in our community. Fortunately, we have been able to give them robust financial support. So, I am able to say, on behalf of my fellow councillors and staff: ‘Thank you for all the work you do.’ ”
Kit Stevens, Stepping Stones Totnes said: “Stepping Stones Totnes will now be able to work with IT equipment that is efficient, versatile and long-lasting, which will cope with all our communication and admin needs, and it will also help us to enable vulnerable clients who either don’t have the technology or the know-how to get the help they need, and contact friends and family that they haven’t been able to see during Covid. This grant will make a huge difference to how we run the company and the services we can offer the community.”
With a combined value of £24,000, the grants allocated by the Town Council will support a wide range of local projects that aim to enhance wellbeing or offer other benefits to the area. Other grant recipients include Totnes Caring, Totnes Bike Hub, St John’s Church, Inclusive Totnes and Bridgetown Alive!
In the last year, Totnes Town Council has also supported projects across Totnes to access funding worth over £545,000 from government grant schemes and other sources. If you’d like to find out more, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org