of grants funding up for grabs to groups in the Burnham area
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been urged to apply
for a slice of a £40,000 grant funding pot.
cash is available from Sedgemoor District Council until the end
of the budget year through its Community Health Fund and Small
Community Health Fund is seeking applications from 17th December
for up to £1,000 per health-focused project/activity, with
a total budget of £7,000 available.
Community Health Fund scheme can fund projects, classes or activities
that fit into the following three broad themes:
Physical Activity - increasing opportunities for, and levels
of, physical activity within Sedgemoor communities;
Healthy Eating promotion of food growing, healthy
eating, cooking skills, access to healthy foods;
Weight Management - reducing levels of overweight/obesity
within Sedgemoor communities.
has to be allocated shortly after the application deadline, therefore
applications must be fully completed and passed to Sedgemoor District
Council by 5pm on the 17th January 2014.
Community Health Fund invites applications from community groups,
registered charities, churches, after-school clubs, leisure centres,
housing providers, activity clubs, childrens centres, Parish
or Town Councils and workplaces.
District Council also has £36,000 available in individual
and project grants. This funding source is known as the Small
grants are available up to the end of the budget year; 31st March
2014. Up to £500 for individual grants, or £2500 for
project grants, is available per applicant.
next Grants Committee is being held on the 28th January 2014 with
an application deadline of 5pm on 10th January. After this meeting,
the final application deadline for 2014 is 5pm on 7th March with
the Committee meeting being held on 25th March 2014.
Semple, Community Development Project Officer for Sedgemoor District
Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The Community Health Fund
and Small Grants scheme are a great opportunity for a variety
of groups and organisations to complete projects they may not
otherwise be able to deliver. We hope this funding can make a
real difference to Sedgemoor communities."
must be based within the boundaries of Sedgemoor. To apply or
find out more about either scheme see www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/grants
where application forms and criteria are available for download.
Alternatively, call Rob Semple on 01278 436439 to request postal
or email copies of the documents.