The Norton Radstock Amateur Boxing Club were amongst the winners of our Dragons' Den 6, held by the community, for the community in April 2018. They gave a good pitch, asking for support towards re-flooring the club which would help them to make it a better and safer place for it's users. They recently got[...]
We're pleased to have heard from Jaydean Dawkins, founder of the Confessions of the Youth Theatre Company, who let us know how they got on with the funding from our Dragons' Den 6. The young people who made an brilliant pitch were awarded £500 to write and perform a musical, involving the community. Here's what[...]
Congratulations to Radstock Museum for making the most of the radio, media and print training funded by Radstock & Westfield Big Local - They now have a regular slot on the Somer Valley FM station!!! See the other organisations that have received funding to learn skills in radio, media and print - training provided by[...]
Check out this write up in the MNR Journal about how SWALLOW Charity members are learning new skills in media, radio and press with Somer Valley FM. We're really pleased to have funded this course for SWALLOW, and have also provided funding to other organisations too, see here for other reports.
Support for Young People Young people have asked for more information on what support there is out there for a range of things - health, wellbeing, education, bullying, work... We have put together this document to help: Support for Young People – what help is out there and how to get it Arranged Activities[...]
We've teamed up with Somer Valley FM to provide a unique opportunity of 10 hours media training for organisations, groups and individuals.
Greenlinks @ The Potting Shed is an allotment project where people who have been feeling low, struggled with poor mental health or feel they need their ‘emotional batteries charging’ perhaps after a long illness or bereavement can come to garden for leisure and pleasure in pleasant surroundings. People are encouraged and supported to develop and[...]
Local children now have a place to learn about and grow vegetables in the Westfield allotment site! Thanks to the hard work of Westfield Allotment and Gardens Society (WAGS) and the funding from Radstock and Westfield Big Local, land has been cleared, prepared and had two more raised beds built on it (phase 1). Scouts,[...]
Hundreds of people were introduced to the Sugar Smart campaign by Rob, our very own human banana! Making up the friendly bunch were Sarah and her side-split Emma. It was great fun and tons of people played the popular human fruit machine and won a goody bag supplied by Radco, with water, fruit and a[...]
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[...]