The Royal Borough is to award £300,000 to charities and good causes during 2019/20 as part of its community grants scheme.

Each year the borough awards grants to a wide range of sports clubs, care centres and borough events.

This year 51 grants have been awarded for everything from day-to-day running costs to new equipment or training.

Cllr Michael John Saunders, the council's lead member for finance, said: “It’s great that we’re able to help such a diverse mix of groups, charities and sports clubs around the borough.

“The community grants go such a long way for so many, and it’s wonderful to see what this money can do.”

Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) is a regular recipient of the grants and has been awarded £16,500 this year to help support its work with community groups in the borough.

BCF raises and distributes funds directly to local causes and has raised money for Alzheimer’s Dementia Support, Citizens Advice Maidenhead and Windsor, Sportsable and many more.

Claire Tyrell, director of programmes for BCF, said: “The partnership with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is vital to enduring our success."

For some recipients, the grants contribute directly to their day-to-day running, including office rental, stationary and postage.

FC Holyport was awarded £4,000 to go towards their winter training for all 16 teams in the club, ranging from under 6s to under 16s.

The club are committed to helping children progress from a young age into grass roots football, and use the money from the grant to secure space at Cox Green and Furze Platt to play.