Hinkley Point C Community Fund - Community Cohesion Programme

The Community Cohesion Programme is part of a wider Hinkley Point C Community Fund Strategic Grants Programme.

Strategic grants will target specific impacts felt within Somerset communities as a result of Hinkley Point C. These impacts will be identified through consultation with communities and their representatives as the project progresses. It is likely that priorities within the strategic grants programmes will change as communities change therefore we anticipate it being an iterative process and advise applicants to continue to check the available grants programmes regularly.

What do we mean by Community Cohesion?

Community Cohesion was the first theme that was  identified as an impact of the Hinkley Point C development and associated projects. It is a broad ‘umbrella’ term that can be used to describe many aspects of community development and because of this we initially  identified two priorities within community cohesion to focus interventions at this time. This had led to a number of applications that are being considered by the Awards Panel at this time. The Community Cohesion theme is now being expanded to include projects schemes and initiatives that will address both the positive and negative impacts on the host and incoming commuinities of increased out of hours social activities.

This is a two stage application process. Initially we invite expressions of interest to be submitted before shortlisting applicants who will be invited to submit a full application.

Please download the Call for Expressions of Interest regarding out of hours social activities here

We recommend that you read the guidance notes for this programme before applying. Please download the guidance notes for Expressions of Interest to the Strategic Grants Programme here

To complete an Expression of Interest Form please click here. Once you register, a link to the online application form will be emailed to you.

The deadine for Expressions of Interest is April 19 2018 and the deadline for second stage applications will be mid-August.

We strongly recommend that you discuss your project or idea with us before applying. Please contact Val Bishop, Programmes Director

E: val.bishop@somersetcf.org.uk T: 01749 344949

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