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Our vision is for a community that is creating its own future and working together to make good things happen
We’re very pleased to say that there were ten winners at our recent Dragons’ Den! That’s another £5k invested in the Radstock and Westfield community for people to carry out projects that will benefit local people. Many thanks to Somer Valley Rotary for contributing £500 towards the prize pot. You can read all about it
-> Continue reading Winners – Dragons’ Den 8
We’re pleased to say we’ve partnered with Radstock Town Council, in order to keep the food club alive in the area! Together we were able to set up our own club, the Radstock Foodies Club, to help people access healthy food and to prevent it going to landfill! If you want to be a member
-> Continue reading Radstock Foodies Club, a new beginning!
Our eighth Dragons’ Den will take place at Whisty Hall on Friday 1st July, from 4pm until 7pm. Application Form Briefing Notes Our eighth Dragons’ Den community event is designed to enable residents and organisations to receive money to carry out projects they believe will benefit and improve the communities of Radstock and Westfield (including
-> Continue reading Dragons’ Den In July!!!
Radstock & Westfield Big Local are pleased to have been able to support the Writhlington Pantry with a small grant, in order to continue the good work they are doing, providing free food to residents that need it. Resident Zoe Cornick, who put in the application, said “The fantastic donation from Big Local has helped
-> Continue reading Felt and Food for Writhlington Pantry
See the full article about our investment at Welton Primary School here: Journal Article
Local community group, Tyning Together, worked hard in 2021 to make their community an even better place to live. With a small grant from Radstock & Westfield Big Local, they were able to run a sunflower competition and set up a community gardening box!
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 of 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