More local groups benefit from Hinkley Point C funding

April 9, 2018

Six more local groups are set to benefit from the Hinkley Point C Community Fund Small Grants Programme administered by Somerset Community Foundation.

The grants, which total almost £30,000 in this second round, have been awarded to Old Cleeve Community Hall, Old Cleeve; St. Francis Holiday Club, Bridgwater; Bridgwater Cricket Club; Work-wise, Taunton; Wilstockhub, Wilstock; and Friends of Minehead First School, Minehead.

Charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises that would like to apply for the funding must normally operate on less than £100,000 a year and should be able to show that the projects they are seeking to support will help to mitigate the impacts and take advantage of the opportunities of the Hinkley Point C project.

  • Old Cleeve Community Hall is a thriving community centre used by local groups for many social events and activities, and the funding will contribute to re-roofing the building. 
  • Grant received: £5,000
  • St. Francis Youth Club provides a safe and affordable summer holiday club for 5-12-year olds living on the large Sydenham and Bower housing estates in Bridgwater, including activities in St. Francis Community Hall, family days out and outreach work in the area. Their grant will go towards organising day trips and new and exciting experiences for young people during the summer holiday. 
  • Grant received: £5,000.
  • Bridgwater Cricket Club has been well-used by the community for almost 100 years. They will be putting their grant towards installing an artificial cricket wicket, allowing training to continue during more inclement periods of weather! 
  • Grant received: £3,501.  
  • Work-Wise provides a safe and confidential mentoring service to those seeking employment in the Taunton Deane area. The funding will help expand the support that Work-Wise delivers to jobseekers so that they can take advantage of the new opportunities available at Hinkley Point C, as well as new vacancies in the Taunton Deane area. 
  • Grant received: £4,833.  
  • Wilstockhub aims to build and run an exciting community hub offering opportunities and services including education, training, health services and leisure facilities. Their grant will fund a feasibility study that will ensure the community needs and desires are met. 
  • Grant received: £5,000
  • Friends of Minehead First School are a group of parents, teachers and friends who are helping to raise funds for education enrichment. The funding will support an external regeneration project at Minehead First School and will improve environmental and social wellbeing of pupils. 
  • Grant received: £6,648 (over two years). 


Further information regarding the Hinkley Point C funding and how to apply can be found here or you can give Val Bishop, Programmes Director at Somerset Community Foundation, a call on the number below.

If you run a local community project and would like to find out more about grant funding in general, please call us on: 01749 344949.

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