A community group has been given money to help it continue to empower women, boost skills and bring people together.
The South Acton Skills and Arts Collaborative (SASAC) has received £5,000 from the Santander Foundation to buy new equipment for computer and sewing classes.
The grant was from the foundation’s Community Plus initiative which provides money for projects that help disadvantaged people.
Debbie Churchill at SASAC said: “Santander’s support is hugely appreciated and helps our disadvantaged clients gain skills to increase employment and life opportunities.”
A spokeswoman at Santander’s Acton branch said: “Community Plus allows our staff and customers to nominate local charities that are most in need of assistance.
“We are delighted to be supporting South Acton Skills and Arts Collaborative and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”
The SASAC, set up by a group of women 17 years ago, aims to attract a range of backgrounds and get them out of their houses. It is based in the Web Court Community Room in the South Acton Estate and the project relies on grants and other funding. It is funded in part by Ealing Council and Acton Gardens which runs the estate.
Visit www.santanderfoundation.org.uk for more information on Community Plus.