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Our vision is for a community that is creating its own future and working together to make good things happen
As part of our Covid response we have made sure that local carers are getting as much support as possible. We funded the Carers’ Centre to provide supportive calls, letters and activity packs to around 200 carers. Here is some great feedback: ‘It’s been a struggle to say the least – very hard. We feel
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We’re delighted to have provided support to Rachel Steeper and Small Stuff Baby Bank so that they can upscale the great work they’ve been doing in the community – They help new families who are in need, with all kinds of baby related supplies such as nappies, formula, wipes and cotton wool, nappy rash cream,
-> Continue reading Small Stuff Baby Bank helping families most at need
report first appeared in Radstock Nub News The Radstock & Westfield Big Local community group have been taking action to help people respond to the challenges that Covid19 has created for our community. As well as setting up and running a food delivery project ourselves, we’ve funded Sporting Family Change to deliver weekly food parcels
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Hot Square Meal Project – Report On Weds 25th March our worker sent round an email asking how we could invest some of our money as a way to help out the community in this difficult time. Within a few hours we had come up with a project idea to provide hot square meals to
-> Continue reading Hot Square Meal Project – Final Report
In response to the coronavirus lockdown we quickly came up with a project that provided people in need with a regular hot square meal. We were able to call on some local supporters who joined as volunteers and found a local business in Riverbank Cafe that we could purchase meals from. We’re working with Compassionate
-> Continue reading Square hot meal project reaches 50 meals in under a week!
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!
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