of funding available to health projects in Burnham-On-Sea area
is up for grabs from Sedgemoor District Council for groups to
spend on health focussed projects in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
council has this week invited community groups, charities, after-school
clubs, leisure centres, housing providers, activity clubs, childrens
centres, offices and firms to come up with their own project ideas,
based on local health and wellbeing needs, and then bid for up
to £2,000 to carry the project through.
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com that a wide range
of projects will qualify for the cash from the Community Health
said: "The projects must be based around one or more of the
following themes: physical activity and exercise, healthy eating,
cooking and growing or weight management."
could be used to pump prime new activity classes, help set up
programmes supporting weight loss, teaching healthier ways of
cooking or how to grow your own produce as well as education on
the benefits of leading healthier lifestyles."
successful projects have included the setup of ASA Swimfit sessions
in three swimming pools within Sedgemoor, a rural weight management
programme, after school cooking clubs, a healthy weight and fitness
project in three Sedgemoor primary schools, community food growing
and cooking workshops with young people as well as a series of
history-themed town walks in Burnham.
can be made from 2nd December and the closing date is Monday 2nd
you have any questions about the Community Health Fund please
contact Lianne Clarke (Health Promotion Officer) by calling 01278
435715 or apply by clicking
here where application forms and criteria are available for