GRANTS worth a total of more than £50,000 have been given to worthy causes in Wychavon.

The district council hands out the funding annually to support the community and voluntary groups.

This year’s theme was for projects that will make a lasting difference in the district, from buildings, sports and arts, to anything that benefits the community.

Tracy Grubb, community development officer at Wychavon, said: “We were really impressed by the selection of applicants this year and there is a great spread throughout the district of great causes that now have funding toward their worthwhile causes.”

The winners:

• Spectrum Days - £2,477 - internal works to the old Droitwich Youth House to make it more accessible for those with a disability and decorate the accommodation.

• Inkberrow Tennis Club - £3,000 - extend and upgrade the changing and bathroom facilities, windows, doors and disabled access.

• St Andrews Church gardens in Droitwich - £1,500 - restore and tidy the garden for use by the local community.

• Crowle Players - £450 - replace the PA system for the village hall.

• Three Parishes Hall in Grafton Flyford - £8,000 - redevelopment of hall.

• Daffy Collective Ltd in Droitwich - £1,050 - provide young people with creative opportunities through art, making, drama, music and stage community events.

• Evesham Branch RAF - £800 - replace a memorial stone at Broadway Tower Country Park.

• Evesham Sea Cadets - £1,500 - purchase a second box trailer for equipment due to a rapid increase in cadets.

• Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services - £1,500 - provide an extra day a week of support due to an increase in demand.

• Bretforton Sports Club - £3,000 - replace two wooden sheds with one secure building for storage of maintenance equipment.

• 1st Badsey Scout Group - £8,000 - extend and refurbish the scout hut.

• Stoulton Village Hall - £3,600 - to reduce the green measures such as efficient heating and lighting. General upkeep of the building, increase space and expand the use of the building for local business use.

• Holland House in Cropthorne - £5,000 - to build a two storey extension with extra accommodation and disabled facilities.

• Bredon Star RFC - £5,000 - conversion of roof space above changing rooms into clubhouse facilities.

• Defford cum Besford VH Trust - £700 - completion of new building landscaping and creation of a wildlife refuge.

• Pershore High School - £5,000 - protect and improve the fields by having drainage put in so they are useable all year long and don’t get waterlogged.

• Ashton-under-Hill Guides - £850 - purchase a larger mess tent for camp.