HPC Strategic Grants Programme

Community Cohesion

In 2017-18 two calls for bids were invited from VCSE organisations to mitigate impacts felt by Somerset communities as a result of incoming migrant workers.

Grants were awarded to the following organisations:

Organisation Summary of Project Grant awarded
Community Council for Somerset Providing support to existing groups, incoming workers and their families, and events and training £31,879
Diversity Voice Providing advice and English language support for incoming workers and their families and events and training £65,000
Home-Start West Somerset Providing befriending support for vulnerable families, and activities and events for the community £142,000
Sedgemoor District Council Providing 8 CCTV cameras in Bridgwater, focussed on the Bath Road area. £88,540
St George’s, Wembdon Providing community outreach, events and support £35,000
Taunton Street Pastors Building the capacity of Bridgwater Street Pastors to deliver regular patrols at weekends to support the community £30,000
The Nelson Trust Leading a partnership of three organisations, including Live West and SARSAS to deliver a community education programme in addition to Nelson Trust targeted interventions supporting vulnerable women and girls £368,092
West Somerset Advice Providing housing support and training for volunteers £108,923
West Somerset Railway Association Funding a Community Engagement Manager to develop outreach work, create a volunteer programme, and encourage the community to utilise the Railway and its resources £49,425
Westfield URC Providing community worker support and updating facilities for community and outreach work £226,400
Youth Unlimited Community Interest Company A street based youth project working with vulnerable young people in Sedgemoor and Taunton Deane £149,930