Voluntary group Inside Out will be able to fund more activities and trips this year thanks to a grant from Marlborough Town Council.

The group provides people with learning difficulties and their carers a place to socialise and enjoy activities such as sewing, painting, cooking, games and singing.

They meet every Tuesday morning at the Conservative Club in the town.

And at the last finance and policy meeting, town councillors awarded the group £1,000.

Coun Marian Hannaford-Dobson, who has been helping group leader Sue Bailey with the project, said: “This group is exactly the sort of organisation that the town council wants to help.

“It’s local and provides a vital service in the town. I find it humbling to see what this small team of volunteers has achieved to help people towards having their very own weekly club.”

Other groups which recently received town council grants include The Bruce Trust, The Richards Trust, Transition Marlborough and the Greatwood Charity. Town councillors want to hear from local groups who need funding for projects benefiting people living in Marlborough.

Information and application forms are available from the town council’s offices at 5 High Street, or they can be downloaded by visiting www.