HPC Community Fund Open Grants Programme

Funded projects


Organisation Summary Grant awarded
ActionTrack Contribution towards salary costs to enhance community cohesion through music £96,000
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
Bridgwater Baptist Church Funding towards the cost of the Energise project, and provide community facilities in the Bridgwater Baptist Church £200,000
Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Creating a carnival park to house one of Somerset’s largest cultural events £1,250,000
Bridgwater Tennis Club Contribution towards development costs of a Bridgwater based Tennis Club £15,000
Bridgwater Town Football Club Significant development of the Fairfax Park football grounds including spaces for community benefit £100,000
Bishops Hull Hub Funding contribution towards development of the Bishops Hull Hub £10,000
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
Bridgwater Unit 517 of the Sea Cadet Corps Renovation of the Sea Cadets’ building widely used by the community £84,850
Burnham Boat Owners Sea Angling Association Purchasing a beach-boat launching tractor to improve access to the water £28,000
Cheddar Catholic Church Community Hall Helping rebuild a community hall in Cheddar village £25,000
Community Council for Somerset A project providing support for ethnically diverse communities in Somerset through two dedicated members of staff £100,000
Conquest Centre Providing equine assisted counselling to parents of children with additional needs in Sedgemoor £67,300
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
Diversity Voice Salary costs for two community link workers to provide information, advice and translation services £60,000
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts A creative arts project in four primary schools, celebrating past and present £41,600
Haygrove School Contribution to a new multi-use sports pitch for community use £50,000
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
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
LifeCycle UK Promote and strengthen cycling in Taunton, Bridgwater and the surrounds through training, support and providing cycle racks £99,790
Live Naturally Salary costs to improve wellbeing for families in Sedgemoor through nutrition £158,000
Magdalen Environmental Trust Delivering forest school and outdoor activities to schools in Bridgwater £48,630
Mind in Somerset Funding for a support worker to lead a team of volunteers offering mental health support in Bridgwater £94,359
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
Minehead Museum Contributing towards a new building for Minehead Museum in order to tell the history of Minehead and Alcombe £25,000
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
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
Onion Collective Development of Art Gallery and Community Facilities in Watchet £80,000
On Your Bike Running bike maintenance courses for adults with complex needs in Bridgwater and Taunton £106,150
Parochial Church Council for Stockland & Steart Peninsula Contribution towards the development costs of a community hub in Stockland Bristol £8,048
Polden Bower School The refurbishment of a classroom into a Cafe and Life Skills area in the new Post-16 Centre £25,000
PromiseWorks Mentoring vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people in Bridgwater £109,952
Quantock Hills AONB Service Funding for project officers, training and transport for a mental health support project in nature £90,000
Ride Mendips Bikes and safety equipment for the community pump track £10,000
SCC on behalf of Education Business Partnership Support to develop relationships and partnerships between schools, colleges and business in Somerset £40,000
Sedgemoor District Council A support project run by Under Construction for women in Sedgemoor, involving mentoring, training and qualifications enabling them to move closer to employment £126,000
Somerset Sight Funding for project worker and volunteer coordinator to run the Mobile Advisory Service £85,000
Sheba Soul Ensemble Running arts workshops to increase wellbeing, confidence and help young people use their voice £41,500
St George’s Wembdon, Parish Centre Main hall upgrade and installation of counselling rooms in the Wembdon Parish Centre £15,000
Stand Against Violence A series of workshops in schools and businesses to equip people with skills to manage potential situations of conflict £8,000
State of Trust A creative arts project that explores economic migration and changing communities £49,421
Somerset Wildlife Trust Staff salary and training costs including re-wilding projects £90,830
Somewhere House Somerset Subsidising the cost of counselling services for low-income communities in Burnham-on-Sea and other areas £120,000
Stogursey Parochial Church Council Development of the Stolford and Wick community hub £37,393
St Peter & All Hallows Church, West Huntspill Development of a community hub within the church £20,000
Taunton Street Pastors To support volunteer pastors to deliver patrols in Bridgwater every weekend £24,800
The Avenue Tennis Club Improving sports facilities and energy efficiency at a community club £45,000
The Nelson Trust Delivering support services for vulnerable women in Bridgwater £149,913
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
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
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
Wembdon Parish Council Installation of wheelchair accessible play equipment £13,507
Work-Wise Funding for a ‘job-club’ service in Bridgwater, encouraging those furthest from the job market back into work £39,345