HAMPSHIRE organisations are set to benefit from a major cash boost.

More than £80,000 are set to be granted to a number of cultural, recreational and community groups across the county to fund new projects.

Among those who are set to receive the funds there is the 1st

Sandleheath Sea Scouts based in the New Forest.

The group applied for the grant to buy new canoes and paddles to open activities up to younger and smaller members of the group.

The Winchester Pavilion Project is also set to benefit from a £30,000 grant which will go towards the new multi-purpose building set to be managed by Winchester City Council.

Winchester-based company 2timetheatre is to receive £1,342 to fund a new play which will be performed twice in Winchester as part of the Heritage Open Days event in September 2019.

Meanwhile, the Friends of Leesland Park in Gosport are set to receive £7,700 for fitness equipment in the park in a bid to create "a permanent, easily accessible and free to use outdoor gym facility".

An extra £20,000 is also set to be granted to the Marchwood

Scout and Guide Building Management Committee to continue to fund a scheme to replace a demolished scout hut.

The Waltham Chase Village Hall and the Worthy Festival are to  receive £13,000 and £1,000 respectively.

The first group will use the £13,000 to upgrade the current toilet facilities within the forty-year-old hall, while the money set to be granted to the Worthy Festival will help fund the event in the Worthys (Kings

Worthy, Abbots Worthy and Headbourne Worthy).

Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage at Hampshire County Council (HCC) is set to grant a total of £82,684 to several groups and £9,000 to the Pilands Wood Community Association  which provides  Bursledon residents with support and acitivities.

In a document published ahead of a meeting set to take place on July 11, HCC said: "The purpose of this grant stream is to fund projects which provide community benefit and help local communities thrive and/or to help local organisations become financially self-supporting and not reliant on public sector funding."