The Latest Big Local News
Our vision is for a community that is creating its own future and working together to make good things happen
We are sorry to say that our Dragons’ Den event is postponed until further notice whilst we all work together to contain the spread of the coronavirus. We are working on ways to get much needed funding out to the groups and organisations that support our community. Application Form Briefing Notes
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Our Dragons’ Den winner, Jen Hird, has made a massive difference to the community with her Red Box project. She spent her winnings on providing menstrual supplies to the local schools to help counter “period poverty” in a discreet way. The presence of the box in schools has also helped the schools start more conversations
-> Continue reading Good work Red Box project!
John Reynolds is a man on a mission. He wants to help children and their parents to improve their confidence, especially around health and wellbeing. John is an enthusiastic runner and has committed a lot of his time towards a very popular local running club that he set up called Westfield TT… now he’s taking
-> Continue reading Running For Belief
One of the best things about our Dragons’ Den is that so many people benefit from it. One of the 11 winners in 2019 was Radstock Juniors Club, who pitched for £500 towards a weekend residential trip for their members. Amanda from Radstock Juniors has been in touch to share with us news of how
-> Continue reading Radstock Juniors Learn New Skills
We’re very pleased to see that SWALLOW cafe have got their idea for a takeaway option up and running, thanks to a grant they won at our 7th Dragons’ Den event. The money went towards the purchase of a chiller to keep the food cool and ready for consumption. Nicky Tew told us “With
-> Continue reading SWALLOW your takeaway… is cool!
BIG LOCAL MAKING THE MOST OF £1m
Radstock and Westfield were jointly awarded £1million by the Big Lottery Fund as part of Big Local; a resident led programme which is based on the needs and priorities of the 150 Big Local areas in England. Residents are supported by The Local Trust (who manage Big Local) to drive the Radstock and Westfield Big Local forward. We are using the funds to help organisations deliver new, innovative projects that meet the needs our our community. We aim to draw more money and support in to the area, turning the £1m into much much more.
Our community and community organisations can build strength and plan for the future
Young people can shape a youth service that works for them
Health & Wellbeing
Residents can access services and information that enable them to take charge of their health
MAKING IT HAPPEN
Delivering our Plan & continuing beyond the lottery funding