health projects receive funding windfalls
Nine health-related organisations across Sedgemoor - including
several from the Burnham-On-Sea area - have this week received
financial boosts from Sedgemoor District Council.
have received community grants from a one-off budget of £14,000
set aside for health-focused projects in the district.
The nine organisations receiving cash are the The Peoples Plot
of Burnham Highbridge (£1,315), Amateur Swimming Association
South West (£1,800), Somerset Activity Sports Partnership
(£2,000), Shipham First School (£669.37), Bridgwater
Buccaneers Basketball club (£2,000), Clocktower Wellness
Centre, East Brent (£1,504), Link Education Centre in Bridgwater
(£1,000), Bridgwater Martial Arts Academy (£1,000)
and New Leaf Life Design (£2,000).
The Burnham and Highbridge People's Plot project has received
£1,315 to set up a community food growing project that will
deliver a series of workshops to encourage people to grow and
cook healthy food.
Sarah Milner-Simmonds said: "This support from the Sedgemoor
Community Health Fund means that The People's Plot can go ahead
with growing and cooking workshops in the heart of our town -
the growing space will be a lasting asset to a community which
is hungry for fresh local food and will be a healthy space where
people get together to make good things happen."
Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) South West received £1,800
and will use the cash to introduce new 'Swimfit' programmes at
three Sedgemoor pools, including Burnham Swim and Sports Academy.
Swimfit is a poolside motivational tool.
Also in our area, the Clocktower Wellness Centre in East Brent
has received £1,504. Its six-month Wellness Matters healthy
lifestyle programme will incorporate yoga, healthy cooking, food
growing and lifestyle coaching.
Somerset Activity Sports Partnership also received £2,000
for a new healthy weight project that will target Year 5 pupils
within Sedgemoor schools. It will deliver activity and cooking
sessions to encourage children to lead healthier lifestyles.