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Cash up for grabs to fund young people’s campaigns in Somerset

Charities and community groups in Somerset are being invited to bid for a share of £50,000 for projects that inspire young people into social action. Somerset County Council is investing £25,000 from its new Prevention Fund into projects chosen by the Somerset Youth Parliament. Somerset Community Foundation will be working with the Youth Parliament to […]

New grants feed grass-roots action

Somerset’s County Councillors will have £2,000 each to fund community projects that improve lives under a new scheme launched in September. The Improving Lives Grants Scheme has been created to kick-start and support voluntary and grass-roots initiatives that bring people together and help communities stay connected and thrive. Whether it’s a project to reduce isolation, […]

Proposals to step-up support for young carers

Proposals to provide better support for more young carers will be considered by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet later this month. There are an estimated 1,750 young carers in Somerset but at any one time the Council’s existing arrangements only support around 150. On Monday (13 May) Cabinet will decide whether to approve plans that aim […]

Somerset Schools praised for pupil progress

Three Somerset schools have been praised for work they’ve done to make sure the county’s most vulnerable children are making great progress. Wembdon St George’s, Upton Noble and Preston Church of England Primary Schools (in Bridgwater, Shepton Mallet and Yeovil respectively) have each been granted £1000 as part of the Pupil Premium Award for 2015. […]

Grants galore for Somerset’s Armed Forces Communities

A number of Somerset community groups are saluting the county’s Armed Forces Community Covenant Partnership after receiving a share of nearly £400,000 in grants. A community picnic area, swimming pool refurbishment and a minibus are just some of the Somerset projects which have benefited. Most recently, £82,500 has been granted to help create a Multi-Use […]

Community health and wellbeing grants available

Somerset County Councillors want to hear from anyone with a community project idea that will help improve the health and wellbeing of people in their local patch. The Health and Wellbeing Budget Scheme is running for the third year. The application period is open from now until 30 November 2014. The fund provides each County […]

Community update – Somerset Levels Flooding Tuesday, 8th April

For the latest version of this update, visit http://www.somersetnewsroom.com For latest weather forecasts, visit the Met Office http://www.metoffice.gov.uk For flood warnings, visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0345 988 1188.   ***Latest news*** Canalside Flood Assistance Centre meeting The meeting will take place as usual on Wednesday, 9 April at the Canalside Conference Centre in Bridgwater and […]

Repair and Renew Grants

Home owners and businesses directly affected by the floods can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to help reduce the risk of flooding of their properties in the future. The Government-funded Repair and Renew Grant scheme can provide grants for additional flood resilience or resistance measures for homes and businesses hit by the […]