The Somerset Fund awards £20,000 to local charities thanks to generous local donors

Please find attached an announcement and supporting photo regarding funding awarded to small, local charities across Somerset (in brief, below) – for immediate release.

The Somerset Fund awards £20,000 to local charities thanks to generous local donors

Grants worth £20,911 have been awarded to 19 smaller, grassroots charities and community groups across the county in the latest round of The Somerset Fund, managed by Somerset Community Foundation (SCF). 

Groups to have benefitted are: 

  • Charlton Horethorne Parish Council – £500 for an automated external defibrillator
  • Charlton’s Youth Club – £750 towards funding for a youth worker
  • Cheddar Community Partnership – £1,500 towards a therapeutic garden at The Space, supporting young people’s mental health
  • Cheddar Village Hall – £1,500 towards maintenance of the community’s hall
  • Fibromyalgia HEART of Somerset Support Group – £500 for peer support sessions in Burnham-on-Sea
  • Monks Yard Trust – £1,422 towards a community garden near Ilminster
  • North Cadbury and Yarlington Parish Council – £1,500 to establish circular walks around the parish
  • North Taunton Partnership – £281 for banners to promote community events in Priorswood
  • One Planet Wincanton – £500 for a community wildlife area at Cash’s Park in Wincanton
  • Phoenix House and Court Social Club, Frome – £873 for an outdoor space for older residents of a sheltered housing scheme
  • Purple Elephant Productions – £1,500 towards the group’s core costs of running activities for children and young people in Frome
  • RAF Air Cadets 290 Squadron and 290 Squadron Detached Flight – £750 towards new IT equipment for young people in Burnham-on-Sea
  • Somewhere House Somerset – £1,500 towards the group’s core costs of providing subsidised counselling for families in Burnham-on-Sea
  • Stogumber Parish Council – £835 towards an automated external defibrillator
  • Stoke sub Hamdon Community Shop – £1,500 towards refrigerators for a new community shop
  • The Friends of the Blue Association Trust – £1,500 towards tree planting and conservation work at the Blue School in Wells
  • Transition Town Wellington – £1,000 towards equipment for community fruit harvesting and juice making
  • Work-Wise – £1,500 towards the core costs of providing employment support to the long-term unemployed in Taunton
  • Yeovil Opportunity Group – £1,500 towards the costs of providing specialist early years provision

It would be great if you could find room to publish this story (full story & supporting pic attached) in your next publication.

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