Grants awarded to Taunton Deane voluntary groups

Feb 28, 2018

Somerset Community Foundation has recently awarded grants totalling £17,859 to 19 groups based in the Taunton Deane area.  Local charities, community groups and social enterprises, based within the Borough, applied for funding for projects, capital purchases or ongoing running costs (also known as core costs).

Local groups that benefitted from grants from the Taunton Deane Borough Council Voluntary and Community Sector Small Grants Fund this year are:

  • 2BU, Taunton: £1,000
  • Blackbrook Friendship Club, Taunton: £750
  • Central Taunton Scout Group: £500
  • Conquest Centre, Norton Fitzwarren: £1,000
  • Engage, Taunton: £1,000
  • Escape Support Group, Creech St Michael: £1,000
  • GoCreate Taunton CIC: £1,000
  • Kingston Community Partnership, Kingston St Mary: £996
  • Mencap Taunton: £1,000
  • North Taunton Partnership: £981
  • On Your Bike, Taunton: £882
  • Taunton Opportunity Group: £1,000
  • Taunton Stroke Club: £1,000
  • Trident Youth & Community Centre, Taunton: £1,000
  • Wellington Choral Society: £1,000
  • West Buckland Friendship Club: £750
  • WHERE, Wellington: £1,000
  • Wiveliscombe Area Partnership: £1,000
  • YMCA Taunton: £1,000

Escape Support Group, based in Creech St Michael, was one of the groups to have been awarded a grant this year. Sarah Phippen, Team Leader said: “At Escape Support Group we provide opportunities for families of children with special needs to enjoy fun, quality time together.

"We’re only able to achieve this through the generosity of local people and organisations donating to our charity, and this grant from Taunton Deane Borough Council is a big boost towards our plans for 2018. It’s especially valuable as it’s a contribution towards our core running costs, which are often hard to get from elsewhere.”

Cllr Jane Warmington, Executive Councillor for Community Leadership, said: “We are fortunate to have a range of charities and community organisations that provide much valued services to people living in Taunton Deane. It is vital that we support those who work so hard to enable and support others and I am delighted that so many have been awarded grants to help with their projects and running costs.”

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