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We recently caught up with Jaydean Dawkins who is the director and founder of Confessions of a Youth Theatre Company. Her group were grateful to receive funding from local residents who voted for their project at the Radstock and Westfield Big Local Dragons' Den in September 2016. Hi Jaydean, you won £500 at our fourth[...]
Check out the Sugar Smart website for more information on what it's all about and how to get Sugar Smart https://www.sugarsmartuk.org/ And download the app on your phone to find out how many sugar cubes are in your food.
Radstock & Westfield Big Local help local people to make their community an even better place to live in their 5th Dragons’ Dens style event The Victoria Hall was a fantastic venue, with the bleacher seating allowing just over one hundred residents a perfect view of the stage. It was awash with excited energy for[...]
The Radstock & Westfield Big Local Dragons' Den is an amazing way to get local people involved in your community project - 40 projects have already been supported! This is a fun event where you have 90 seconds to pitch your idea to local people, in a friendly setting, and they choose whether we fund it.[...]
Chloe Edgell reports on how her organisation, DNA arts, helped to benefit our community with support from Radstock and Westfield Big Local: Please give us a statement of how it has helped/improved/impacted on our local community: Round-about Radstock 2016 was yet another sunny, happy day in the town centre. 400 people took part in the[...]
Musicians South West, led by Jackie Bevan, put in a successful application to the Radstock & Westfield Big Local Big Fund. Our management supported the initiative to bring a new and innovative event to the area that provided a learning experience to local residents. Jackie reports on how the event went: Please give us a[...]
Local residents voted to grant Jim Plunkett-Cole £500 at the Radstock and Westfield Dragons' Den event in 2016. He was due to set off on a huge run, following in the footsteps of (the fictional) Forrest Gump across the USA. His project idea was to carry out live video chats with classes at our local[...]
Are you thinking about entering the Radstock and Westfield Big Local Dragons' Den competition this April? You could win £500 to make your community idea happen! Have a look at this fab video to see how previous winners are getting on: Many thanks to Our Bigger Story for creating the video http://www.ourbiggerstory.com/
The Somer Valley Walking Festival were successful applicants to our Big Fund pot in 2016. With the grant from us and match funding from others they were able to organise two guided walks in our area and link in with a talk about the Somer valley at Radstock Museum. This is their report: Please tell[...]
At a recent Dragon's Den event run by the Radstock and Westfield Big Local, the good people of the community voted to provide funds to help improve the lighting at the Victoria Hall community building. Caroline Green from Victoria Hall has got in touch to let us know about the positive impact the Radstock and[...]
We are very happy to have played our part in getting the Christmas trees put up around the Radstock shops this year.. by politely asking if the Avon Fire and Rescue team could help us! Their extremely generous response was a big YES! The workers at Radstock and Westfield Big Local worked tirelessly with the[...]
Radstock and Westfield Big Local Vice Chair, Marlene Morley, along with keen helper Emma, drew the winning entries at the Radstock Museum Christmas Fayre on Saturday the 10th of December. The winners each get a £20 shopping voucher (donated by Radstock and Westfield Big Local) to be spent in local shops only. Our community worker,[...]
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.