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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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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Square hot meal project reaches 50 meals in under a week!

In response to the coronavirus lockdown we quickly came up with a project that provided people in need with a regular hot square meal. We were able to call on some local supporters who joined as volunteers and found a local business in Riverbank Cafe that we could purchase meals from. We’re working with Compassionate
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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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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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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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Youth Connect Supports Sugar Smart

We awarded Youth Connect £500 to deliver training to young people over the course of 15 cooking sessions. The sessions were held at Radstock and Westfield Youth clubs focusing on low sugar and healthy eating. 45 young people took part in the cooking activities, however a lot more young people took part in the eating
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