Halecombe Quarry Community Fund is seeking to support projects within the parishes of Leigh-on-Mendip, Coleford, Mells and Whatley local to the quarry that improve the amenity and environment of the residents within these parishes. Next application closing date is 31 January 2024.
Projects that have clear benefits in terms of education, recreation, nature conservation and sustainability will be supported subject to the availability of funds. The full criteria and application form are in the document below.
To see the all the grant programmes that are available visit Somerset Community Foundation’s ‘Grants to Groups’ webpage https://www.somersetcf.org.uk/grantfunding/grants-groups
Citizens Advice Mendip are opening up new ‘self-service’ kiosks that let you contact an adviser by email or phone, or access information on the Citizens Advice website.
The first four kiosks have been set up at the Portway Annexe in Wells, the Crispin Centre in Street, Glastonbury Library and Frome Library. As part of a rolling programme, three more will set be up in the next 2-3 months at Frome Town Council, Shepton Town Council and Wells Town Hall.
Feedback has shown that people like the anonymity and ability to access information at a time that suits them.
Ian Byworth, CEO of Citizens Advice Mendip, comments: ‘With increasing numbers of people turning to us, we’re opening up these kiosks to provide greater and easier access to our advice services’.
You can access free, independent and confidential advice from Citizens Advice Mendip by visiting their website www.citizensadvicemendip.org.uk.
Hunt’s Food Group supports poverty, mental health, and young people with £130K grants
Major food distributor and wholesaler Hunt’s Food Group, based in Sherborne with several sites across Somerset, is partnering with Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) and Dorset Community Foundation to launch the Hunt’s Food Group Community Fund.
The new charitable giving fund is guided by three strategic themes to help meet local need: relieving poverty and disadvantage; improving mental health and wellbeing; and investing in the next generation. The Fund has just awarded its first grants totaling over £130,000, supporting five charities across Somerset and Dorset:
- St. Peter’s Community Centre, Yeovil, Somerset: to support a community hub in the Westfield district
- Yeovil Opportunity Group, Somerset: to provide support for children with additional needs and their families
- Escapeline: to support children inSomerset and Dorset who are affected by county lines drugs gangs
You can also find the full version of this news story on SCF’s website, here
Apply for a grant to make your place, space and/or services more accessible and welcoming for adults with learning disabilities and autism – more details can be found here