More than £30,000 has been awarded to help Wokingham Borough residents of all ages experience enriching activities if they are living in hardship.

Six voluntary and charity organisations will share more than £7,500 from the Surviving Winter and Removing Barriers grants schemes.

Wokingham United Charities has also been awarded £25,000 from Wokingham Borough Council’s £250,000 Hardship Fund.

The charity will award and administer funding to lower income students to enjoy extra-curricular activities. It includes experiences such as school trips and after school clubs, or items such as musical instruments and specialist equipment.

Should you wish to apply for this fund, please get in touch with Wokingham United Charities.

Amy Garstang, manager at Wokingham United Charities, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Wokingham Borough Council to provide this initiative and funnel this funding to those who need it.

"School trips, clubs and other activities help young people make the most of the opportunities available to them through school.