THE council has awarded Rotary Club Ascot more than £500 as part of its latest round of grants to organisations across the borough.

Contributions to a number of Berkshire voluntary organisations were outlined at a council meeting on Thursday, April 25.

Ascot’s Rotary Club is set to receive £536 as part of an overall rollout of more than £26,000.

The biggest winners were the Windsor Homeless Project and the Berkshire Community Foundation, which received £7,500 and £5,000 from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s (RBWM) Grants Panel.

Maidenhead Foodbank will see £4,000 come its way, and Bracknell Citizens Advice Bureau will pocket £2,000.

Furze Platt Scout Club takes £1,500 from the announcement and Old Windsor Parish Church will also get a share of the grants, seeing £1,000 directed its way.

Another £1,000 is set to be allocated to Mad Millennials, a Maidenhead based non-profit organisation which supports young people with their mental health problems and issues.

Councillor MJ Saunders, chairman of the Royal Borough’s Grants Panel, outlined the support at the council’s final meeting before the local elections on Thursday, May 2.

Members heard about the grant – which was one of a number made since the cabinet met in February – in the name of “transparency” after councillor Saunders made his final appearance at a Royal Borough council meeting.

The Grants Panel chairman, who is also the lead member for finance and economic development and a ward member for Bisham and Cookham, is set to step down from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

The Rotary Club recently raised almost £800 collecting money from shoppers at Tesco in Martins Heron.

Funds raised were set to go towards supporting work to end Polio across the world.

Members of the rotary club raised funds over two days and described the final collection of £778 as a “jolly good result”.