December 4, 2014
£7,000 of funding available to health projects in Burnham-On-Sea area

£7,000 is up for grabs from Sedgemoor District Council for groups to spend on health focussed projects in the Burnham-On-Sea area.

The council has this week invited community groups, charities, after-school clubs, leisure centres, housing providers, activity clubs, children’s 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.

Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told that a wide range of projects will qualify for the cash from the Community Health Fund.

She 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."

"Funding 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."

Previous 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.

Applications can be made from 2nd December and the closing date is Monday 2nd February 2015.

If 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 download.

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