Calling communities in Taunton Deane – grants available NOW from the Mayor’s Fund

Feb 11, 2015

Somerset Community Foundation is delighted to announce that grants are available from the Taunton Deane Mayor’s Fund to support community projects in the area that will have a lasting legacy for the residents of Taunton Deane. Over £40,000 has been raised for the Mayor’s Fund through the “Deane Dragons” initiative; curry nights and other fundraising events led by Mayor Dave Durdan.

Thirty £500 grants (one for each of the Deane Dragons!) will be awarded to communities throughout the Taunton Deane Borough, and there are also a small number of grants between £1,500 and £2,500 which will be available for larger ‘legacy’ projects.  In addition to the grants being awarded in the coming weeks, £20,000 has been used to create a long-term legacy fund, attracting an additional £10,000 of match funding from the Government. These funds have been carefully invested by Somerset Community Foundation to provide an on-going source of income for future grants to local community groups in Taunton Deane.  

Somerset Community Foundation  are looking for applications that will have a lasting benefit for one or more communities in the Taunton Deane Borough, particularly new equipment or enhancing community buildings and facilities. Examples of projects that may considered include new play park equipment, defibrillators, village hall enhancements, tree planting, allotments and community gardens.

The closing deadline for applications is Monday 9th March, and for further details and guidelines on eligibility please contact Programmes Manager Jocelyn Blacker on 01749 344 949, or visit the grants page here.

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