Groups in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being encouraged to submit applications for cash for local health projects.

Sedgemoor District Council is inviting applications to its Community Health Fund, which has cash available for health-focussed projects across the district.

Community groups, registered charities, leisure centres, housing providers, activity clubs, children’s centres and workplaces amongst others are all being encouraged to come up with their own project ideas based on local health and wellbeing needs and then bid for up to £2,000 to support their project.

Projects must be focussed around one or more of the following themes: physical activity and exercise, healthy eating, cooking and growing, weight management or reducing loneliness.

Funding could be used to support a whole raft of projects for example new activity classes, clubs which support weight loss or reducing social isolation, teaching how to prepare healthy meals on a budget or general cookery skills. Whilst match-funding is not strictly required projects that have some percentage of match funding in place will be favoured.

Previous successful projects have included the setup of ASA Swimfit sessions in three Sedgemoor swimming pools, a rural weight management programme, a healthy weight and fitness project in primary schools, community food growing as well as a series of history-themed health walks.

The closing date is Friday 11th November 2016 at 5pm. If you have any questions about the Community Health Fund, contact Jacqueline Strong (Health and Wellbeing Project Officer ) or Julie Cooper, Team Leader via or 01278 435435.

To apply please visit where application forms and criteria are available for download or call 01278 436420 to request postal or email copies of these documents.