HPC Community Fund Open Grants Programme

Funded projects

 

Organisation Summary Grant awarded Link to HPC
ATWEST Accessible Transport West Somerset Funding towards a new accessible minibus for community transport to serve vulnerable, disabled, older adults in West Somerset £36,000 Taking advantage of opportunities presented by the HPC development
Bridgwater Baptist Church Funding towards the cost of the Energise project, and provide community facilities in the Bridgwater Baptist Church £200,000 Strengthening community facilities in areas affected by the HPC development
Bishops Hull Hub Funding contribution towards development of the Bishops Hull Hub £10,000 Taking advantage of opportunities presented by the HPC development
Bridgwater & Taunton College Employment, skills and education project working with young people to take advantage of opportunities presented by Hinkley Point C through apprenticeships £60,000 Taking advantage of opportunities presented by the HPC development
Bridgwater Unit 517 of the Sea Cadet Corps Renovation of the Sea Cadets’ building widely used by the community £84,850 Strengthening community facilities in areas affected by the HPC development
Cheddar Catholic Church Community Hall Helping rebuild a community hall in Cheddar village £25,000 Strengthening community facilities in areas affected by the HPC development
Crimestoppers in the West Country A drama project in schools to explore different challenging situations and build confidence and resilience in young people £49,520 Strengthening community projects in an area affected by the HPC development
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts A creative arts project in four primary schools, celebrating past and present £41,600 Strengthening community facilities in areas affected by the HPC development
Haygrove School Contribution to a new multi-use sports pitch for community use £50,000 Strengthening community facilities in areas affected by the HPC development
I CAN A programme of targeted speech, language and communication interventions for children and young people in Sydenham and Hamp – as well as support for parents and training for professionals £69,748 Strengthening community facilities for local residents and tourists from areas hosting HPC workers
Inspired to Achieve Funding for a coordinator to recruit and coordinate job coaches to support young people with SEND to access job opportunities £79,388 Strengthening community projects in an area affected by the HPC development
LifeCycle UK Promote and strengthen cycling in Taunton, Bridgwater and the surrounds through training, support and providing cycle racks £99,790 Enhancing community projects in an area hosting workers and their families
Mind in Somerset Funding for a support worker to lead a team of volunteers offering mental health support in Bridgwater £94,359 Enhancing community projects in an area hosting workers and their families
Minehead Eye Developing an infrastructure of ‘wrap around care’ through collaboration with formal and informal education agencies, statutory services and community organisations to support young people in West Somerset £148,840 Strengthening community projects in areas affected by the HPC development
Navigate Funding for two full time advisors to provide financial education to the community, with the intention of eliminating financial hardship for future generations £150,891 Enhancing community facilities in an area hosting workers and their families
North Petherton Playing Fields Charitable Trust Funding for the Memorial Park project to install playground equipment and complete an outdoor multi-user games area £80,000 Enhancing community facilities in an area hosting workers and their families
Onion Collective Development of Art Gallery and Community Facilities in Watchet £80,000 Enhancing community facilities in an area hosting workers and their families
PromiseWorks Mentoring vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people in Bridgwater £109,952 Enhancing community facilities in an area hosting workers and their families
Quantock Hills AONB Service Funding for project officers, training and transport for a mental health support project in nature £90,000  Responding to HPC impacts on community well-being and quality of life
Ride Mendips Bikes and safety equipment for the community pump track £10,000 Enhancing community projects in an area impacted by the HPC development
SCC on behalf of Education Business Partnership Support to develop relationships and partnerships between schools, colleges and business in Somerset £40,000 Taking advantage of opportunities presented by the HPC development
Somerset Sight Funding for project worker and volunteer coordinator to run the Mobile Advisory Service £85,000 Enhancing community projects in an area hosting workers and their families
Stand Against Violence A series of workshops in schools and businesses to equip people with skills to manage potential situations of conflict £8,000 Enhancing community projects in an area hosting workers and their families
State of Trust A creative arts project that explores economic migration and changing communities £49,421 Enhancing community projects in an area hosting workers and their families
Stogursey Parochial Church Council Development of the Stolford and Wick community hub £37,393 Enhancing community facilities in an area hosting workers and their families
St Peter & All Hallows Church, West Huntspill Development of a community hub within the church £20,000 Strengthening community facilities in areas affected by the HPC development
Taunton Street Pastors To support volunteer pastors to deliver patrols in Bridgwater every weekend £24,800 Responding to HPC impacts on community well-being and quality of life
The Thomas Poole Library Nether Stowey Development of Nether Stowey Library, including recruiting a Centre Manager and developing the facility to better promote the community, local heritage and environment £75,000 Strengthening community facilities in areas affected by the HPC development
Ups and Downs South West A project which will equip parents and schools with coping strategies to reduce stress and anxiety for children and young people with Down Syndrome £99,037 Responding to HPC impacts on community well-being and quality of life
Wembdon Parklands and Community Together Helping develop 11 Acres of parkland adjacent to the NDR, in particular for members of the community with mobility issues, disabilities and additional needs £52,960 Strengthening community facilities in areas affected by the HPC development
Work-Wise Funding for a ‘job-club’ service in Bridgwater, encouraging those furthest from the job market back into work £39,345 Strengthening community facilities in areas affected by the HPC development