TOWN councillors agreed to give hundreds of pounds to a number of good causes.

At a meeting of Mold Town Council, members approved almost £1,000 worth of grants to a number of organisations and groups.

The first of these was VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) in respect of volunteer Ciars Conlon.

A report to councillors explained: “Ciara has been chosen to visit Tanzania as a volunteer on the livelihood programme to enhance female headed SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises).

“Ciara needs to raise £1,500 to contribute to the project. On her return Ciara will share her experiences with local schools, encouraging young women to support each other professionally and academically as gender disparity remains even in Wales.”

The council agreed to grant £200 to VSO for the scheme.

A further £200 was granted to OWL Cymru, based at Mold Police Station, to support additional service following the opening of new premises in Mold.

An application by the Friends of Flintshire Youth Music requested financial assistance to aid young musicians for a concert tour in Italy. This request was met with a £140 grant from the town council.

The Centre for Sign Sight Sound was granted £200 to fund a resource support vehicle providing access to information, advice, advocacy, interpretation and more for disabled residents.

Finally Mold Visionaires asked for financial support to help pay for speakers, transport and trips. The group is affiliated to Vision Support and based in Llys Jasmine. It supports eight or more residents with additional clients coming from around Flintshire and promotes health and wellbeing by providing opportunities to socialise and take part in activities. This application was met with a grant of £200.