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Hot Square Meal Project – Final Report

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
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Walking Festival in Radstock & Westfield

The Somer Valley Walking Festival gave a great pitch to the voting public at Dragons’ Den 5 and were awarded funds towards promoting the festival to our community. They wrote in to let us know how it went: All the events ( opening talk, short walks , longer walks and family walk and art walk) 
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For the Love of Running!

Jim Gump spent 10 months running across the US, visiting schools along the way to inspire children to enjoy running and being active. Local residents voted for him to receive a grant at our fifth Dragons’ Den in order to get that excitement and inspiration back home and to schools in our area. We’re really
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SWAN driving Radstock and Westfield residents forward

SWAN Transport were one of the winners of the 5th Radstock and Westfield Big Local Dragons’ Den, receiving £500 towards providing transport for local residents who are older, frail or disabled on low incomes. They told us that Swan “was first set up by a social worker 32 years ago who recognised the need for
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Exploring our wonderful heritage

Local residents present at the 5th Radstock & Westfield Big Local Dragons’ Den, chose to grant the Somer Valley Walking Festival £500 towards bringing interesting and engaging walks to our community. Councillor Jon Bull has been in touch to let us know how the festival went: “All the events ( opening talk, short walks ,
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Big Local Dragons’ Den Winner Jim ‘Forrest Gump’ Makes The Papers!

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
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Previous Dragons’ Den Winners – Video by Our Bigger Story

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/  

Somer Valley Walking Festival Report

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
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Dragons’ Den 20th Nov 2015

A date has been set for our third Radstock and Westfield Big Local Dragons’ Den evening, join us and please pass on the good news to your friends, neighbours and colleague’s. The Dragons’ Den pot is designed to enable individuals and organisations to receive money to carry out projects that will benefit the Radstock and
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