Canvey Island Town Council gave £500 through their grants scheme to CISCA House, which will be used to improve the heating at the facility.

Town mayor John Anderson said: “Congratulations to CISCA House on their successful application for grant funding.

“The service they provide is invaluable to the older community of Canvey and offers a fun and active facility to those who may become isolated otherwise.

“In addition to that they also support other worthwhile causes and initiatives across the wider community.”

If you would like to apply for a grant on behalf of a community organisation, call 01268 683965.

Alternatively, email