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Hinkley Point C funding for more local groups

Aug 20, 2018

Nine local groups are set to benefit from £40,000 worth of funding in the fourth round of the Hinkley Point C Community Fund Small Grants Programme, administered by Somerset Community Foundation.

The latest grants have been awarded to the following groups:

  • Air Cadets 290 Squadron Detachment Burnham and Highbridge

Supporting the development of an Adventure Training Control Facility. As new families move into the area, youth services such as the Air Cadets will become increasingly important. Grant received: £ 4,158. More information can be found here

  • Bridgwater Carnival Gangs & Features Association

Building on the potential employment opportunities offered by Hinkley Point C, this project will develop skills relevant to both accessing jobs and helping to secure the future of the carnival. Grant received: £4,200.

  • Bridgwater Photographic Society

With the new Hinkley Point C housing development close by, this project will develop the AV facilities at the Sydenham Community Centre, for use by the whole community. Grant received: £5,000. More information can be found here

  • Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Somerset

Showcasing Somerset to the increasing number of people in the area, this project will support parish councils within a ten-mile radius of Hinkley Point C by restoring local fingerposts to their former glory.  Grant received: £5,000. More information can be found here.

  • Crowcombe Parish Council

Constructing a footpath along a potentially dangerous part of the village where pedestrians have previously had to walk in the road. Grant received: £4,800. More information can be found here

  • Lydeard St Lawrence Primary School PTFA

This project will purchase new sports equipment, providing for the increased demands on breakfast and after-school clubs. Grant received: £2,500. More information can be found here

  • Minehead Museum

Enhancement of the facilities and recruitment of new volunteers at Minehead Museum. Grant received: £4,426. More information can be found here.

  • The Monkton Players

Part of an all-round effort to make the amateur dramatics group more attractive to newcomers as a part of their integration into the local community as a whole. Grant received: £4,000. More information can be found here.

  • The Stockland Sports Club

The refurbishment of the village of Stockland’s only social venue, helping to enhance valuable community facilities.  Grant received: £5,000. More information can be found here.

The Hinkley Point C Community Fund supports community projects that will help to mitigate the impacts and take advantage of the opportunities of the Hinkley Point C project.  Charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises interested in applying for funding must normally operate on less than £100,000 a year.

Further information regarding the Hinkley Point C funding and how to apply can be found at: www.hpcfunds.co.uk or you can give Val Bishop, Programmes Director for the Hinkley Point C Funds at Somerset Community Foundation, a call on: 01749 344949.


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