GRANTS worth thousands of pounds have been handed out to community groups by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council.

Representatives from more than a dozen projects collected cheques for their schemes this week.

Among the groups to benefit is Burnham Choral Society, which has been granted £250 towards its programme of speakers and day trips.

Highbridge Festival of the Arts received £210 for ID badges and printing costs, while Highbridge Area Food Bank got £250 to help fit out its premises.

Highbridge in Bloom received £200 to go towards the Jubilee Gardens while Burnham Swimming Club received a grant of £500.

Burnham United FC Juniors received £300 to help pay for new mini goals while Burnham and Highbridge Stroke Club received £120 to go towards transport costs.

Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Association got £200 to buy new road signs while Monarchs Gymnastics Club got £750 for safety rigging.

Burnham and Highbridge Sea Cadet Unit received £250 to help repair its boat shed roof while the Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Run received £350.

Finally, the Burnham and Highbridge ATe (290) received £200 to help its training and Burnham and Highbridge Community Association got £150 for new chairs.