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Running For Belief

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
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Radstock Juniors Learn New Skills

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
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Supporting Independence and Life Skills

The Radstock & Westfield Big Local’s Dragons’ Den is a brilliant event where people can showcase their passion and ideas for the community. Local people present their amazing project ideas and local people decide which projects receive Big Local funding. We are excited that we have helped local people to deliver over 70 projects that
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Community Kitchen Survey

SURVEY NOW CLOSED. The feedback received will help us to make a decision on the options for investing in a community training kitchen. If you are a resident of Radstock or Westfield (inc. Tyning, Haydon, Clandown, Writhlington) we really need your help! Please can you take a few minutes to complete this survey – and
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Boxing Club Floored By Dragons’ Den Win!

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
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The Amazing Confessions!

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
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Training For Radstock Museum Results in Regular Radio Show

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
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SWALLOW Charity Learn New Skills in Media and Radio thanks to Big Local Funding and SVFM Training

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.