Comic Relief Community Cash Grants Help Groups in Somerset

Jul 26, 2017

Somerset Community Foundation has allocated more than £18,000 to community groups and projects across Somerset through the Comic Relief Community Cash fund.

A total of twenty Comic Relief Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 were given to local Somerset projects (see below for the full list of groups).

Justin Sargent, CEO at SCF said: “Local charities and voluntary groups are so important here in Somerset, creating vibrant and inclusive communities and helping those in greatest need. The Comic Relief Community Cash grants really do make a difference to their work, giving them the funding they need to transform people’s lives.”

Gilly Green, Comic Relief’s head of UK grants said: “The Comic Relief Community Cash initiative enables us to help more than a thousand smaller projects all across the UK. The grants awarded can be used for a wide variety of needs, from equipment for disability sports clubs, to activities bringing communities together, to specialist training for volunteers providing essential support.”

Below is the full list of Somerset recipients of the Comic Relief Community Cash grants: -

All Saints' Church, Dulverton

All Saints' Church will use £1,000 to provide pastoral support to people in their community experiencing bereavement, illness, family breakdown and other difficulties. This will help alleviate the isolation and loneliness that often follows these issues.     

Ashcott Football Club, Ashcott

Ashcott FC will use £1,000 to improve their pitch and train their volunteer coaches. This will help local people participate in sport, improving their health and bringing the community together.            

Bee Happy Makes, Taunton Deane

Bee Happy Makes works in various areas of Somerset and will use £993 to attend local community events to offer free creative activities for children.   

Berrow Mini Day Centre, Berrow

Berrow Mini Day Centre will use £1,000 to purchase games and equipment, as well as providing meals. This will help their older members continue to feel included in their local community.

BOS Events, Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham-on-Sea Events will use £1,000 to help run an annual beach kite festival. This will allow young people to volunteer to benefit their community while learning new skills.  

Care and Share Time, Yeovil

Care and Share Time will use £500 to run regular activities and provide lunch to their 35 elderly members. This will help them continue to feel included in their community.

Dulverton Dance, Dulverton

Dulverton Dance works in West Somerset and will use £1,000 to help run their regular dance sessions for local older people. This will help to maintain their health and feel part of the local community.         

Escape Support Group, Taunton Deane

Escape Support Groups works across Somerset and will use £1,000 to organise a trip for families who have a child with a disability.         

Exmoor Young Voices, Exmoor

Young Voices works within Exmoor National Park and will use £600 to help fund a project coordinator who will work towards ensuring that the views of local young people are heard locally.

Good Fellowship Club, Yeovil

The Good Fellowship Club works towards ensuring that its elderly members continue to be included in community life. A grant of £1,000 will help fund their transport costs.     

Growing Roots CIC, Mendip and Sedgemoor

Mendip Growing Roots will use £600 to buy new tools for its therapeutic gardening projects.      

Horseshoes and Handprints, South Somerset

Horseshoes and Handprints will use £1,000 to run summer activity days for children with special educational needs.               

Lower Lakes CIO, Bridgwater

Lower Lakes will use £770 to run a volunteering project for local young people at their outdoor education centre.

Mencap Taunton, Taunton

Taunton Deane Mencap Taunton will use £1,000 to help run their annual activities for local people with learning disabilities. This will help their members feel more included in the community.  

North Taunton Partnership, Taunton

Taunton Deane North Taunton Partnership will use £1,000 to set up and run a mental health support group in their community.       

Sensational Kids Somerset, Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge

Sensational Kids will use £1,000 to run a day trip for local families who have a child with special educational needs.

Somerset Levels RDA Carriage Driving Group, nr. Wells

Somerset Levels RDA Carriage Driving Group will use £1,000 to help purchase a new carriage for their disabled members.          

Speak Up Somerset, Yeovil

Speak Up Somerset will use £1,000 to help fund their arts group for local people with mental ill-health.  

St Mary's Church - Breakfast Club, Frome

St Mary's Church will use £1,000 towards the cost of buying a new cooker for its breakfast club. The club provides hot food for elderly people.

The Friendship Circle of Langford Budville and Runnington, Taunton Deane

The Friendship Circle of Langford Budville and Runnington will use £1,000 to provide day trips for its elderly members.               

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

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