Community money - invested by the community

Care calls for carers

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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Small Stuff Baby Bank helping families most at need

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,
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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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Good work Red Box project!

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
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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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Young People Becoming Leaders

We’re excited to say that Norton Hill pupils are developing key leadership skills so that they can influence how youth services are delivered in the community – making decisions on the things that matter to them. With support from Learn to Lead, we have provided two sessions so far and will continue to support our
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Hope House Helps Sugar Smart Campaign

We awarded Hope House just under £500 to purchase scales with height measure for the residents of Radstock to be able to regularly check their weight/BMI accurately. This is because there has been a steep rise in the prevalence of obesity amongst the residents of Radstock over the last few years. This is largely lifestyle
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