We are developing working relationships with a number of organisations in order to deliver our plan. We believe that with the right people pulling in our direction we can make positive, effective, long-lasting changes to our community.
The Carers’ Centre have generously taken on the responsibility of holding our finances and performing due diligence on the allocation of funds.
Please view their website for information on what services they provide in the community.
We have worked in partnership to plan local events such as Christmas festivities and promote opportunities for people and organisations to apply for local funds.
Please view their website for information about council activities, funding, local businesses, local education, things to do and planning.
Westfield Parish Council generously supported us as our locally trusted organisation for finance during our first three years of operation.
Please view their website for council and community information.
2md provide us with a Big Local rep, Julian Mellor, to give guidance and support to our partnership, paid for by Local Trust. They provide a range of regeneration, communication and design services to clients in the voluntary, community and public sectors. Please view their website for more details.
Local Trust’s mission is to enable residents to make their communities and their areas even better places in which to live. Big Local is their first and major initiative. They provide us with the core funding and with professional support and guidance.
Bath and North East Somerset Council’s representative, Dave Dixon, provides us with advice and professional support, linking us with training opportunities and other organisations. We have held meetings with a variety of people working for B&NES in areas such as sustainability, youth services, community and health.
RADical Youth Club: We have worked with RADical to engage and inspire young people to get involved in their community and with our plan. We are currently working with them, B&NES, Radstock Town Council, Westfield Parish Council and Radstock Youth Council to design a plan for how youth engagement is carried out in the future. This will involve in depth consultation with young people to find out what they want and need.
We made great links with the then local BITC Connector, Julie Poll in 2016. We helped her to promote responsible business practice and work to connect businesses with community organisations so that both can benefit.
We have good support from Hope House Surgery, who are keen to see positive outcomes for our community. They have worked with us to provide important health related information that has informed our approach.
We have worked with Sirona to further our understanding of health needs in the community and to promote each other’s projects to ensure people are informed and engaged. Sirona provide a range of NHS and social care services in the area.
We worked in partnership with Virgin Care to deliver Sugar Smart.
CFH Docmail have supported us with printing and providing a Dragon for our Dragons’ Den.
We focused much of our first year towards developing our communications strategy and structure, commissioning Somer Valley FM to lead on this as our locally trusted organisation for communications. They also generously provided us with professional advice on operational procedures. We have funded their Pathway to Employment scheme specifically to provide training & skill development opportunities to residents in Radstock & Westfield. We also commissioned them to deliver 3 training workshops on media skills to local organisations in year 2 as well as 2 workshops on taking on apprenticeships.
Somerset Live / Guardian kindly promote our Dragons’ Den events and other news stories. Reporter Suzanne Norbury (now working for the RSPCA) was a willing and kind dragon for us at our Dragons’ Den.
The Midsomer Norton, Radstock and District Journal have promoted our news stories for years. Editor Becky Brooks has been a willing and kind dragon for us at numerous Dragons’ Den events and is a great suporter as part of our volunteer Partnership group.
We worked with DNA arts (alongside Radstock Town Council) to ensure the 2016 and 2017 xmas lights switch-ons were a success and brought together key community organisations and residents. We also supported some of their other great community events including Light the Night and Roundabout Radstock.
SWALLOW charity have supported our Dragons’ Den event by providing great buffet food and we anticipate there will be more opportunities to work together in the future. They have won a number of Dragons’ Den grants and carried out great work with them!
We have worked with Fredricks Foundation to provide professional support to developing businesses in our area.
Radco have promoted and funded good causes in our community for a long time. We have co-supported the Somer Valley Walking Festival and are exploring other ways we can work together.
UnLtd provide support to social entrepreneurs in the UK. We have received a range of training and support from UnLtd.
We have worked with Radstock Town Team and Radstock Town Traders to help deliver festive celebrations in the area.
We worked with B&NES, Virgin Care, The Jamie Oliver Foundation and SUSTAIN to promote Sugar Smart
We work with Our Bigger Story to document and reflect on the changes to our community over the course of the 10 year delivery
We’re very grateful to TeamGantt for gifting us an unlimited account – this helps us to plan and manage the programme and the projects with ease – it comes highly recommended.
BANES 3rd Sector Group offers resources, training and networking opportunities to its growing membership of community organisations. We’re supporting them to link with our community and they’re supporting us to connect with others and be a part of the voice that gets more resources into our area.