Community groups and individuals across the district will benefit from nearly £6,000 of grant funding, thanks to awards given out by Sedgemoor District Council.
Charley Woodman is currently captain of the Under 15’s England Basketball Team. She has competed at two international tournaments in Spain and Serbia along with a number of training camps throughout the UK. Charley is currently volunteering to coach younger players in our local community at the Bridgwater Bucs Basketball Club. Charley was awarded £500 to help with travel costs.
St George`s Newtown Hall, Bridgwater were awarded £2,500 to help with the costs to replace a very old and dated heating system, a new roof- felt and batons and replace all windows and the main door, with more energy efficient UPVC to help with the rising fuel costs.
The Escape Support Group were awarded £1,028.72 to put on a family day at Somerset Boat Centre. ESCAPE recognise the need for families to have opportunities to spend quality time doing fun things together – not just the child with the disability. Families often find themselves, through no fault of their own, excluded, mis-understood, and, sometimes, subject to prejudice, simply because of the additional needs of their child(ren). We aim to redress that balance by empowering and enabling families – allowing them the opportunity to visit locations, experience events, and participate in activities which might otherwise be unavailable to them.
Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival were awarded £1,857.50 which will help them buy two defibrillators to be located at the carnival park is located on land off Bristol Road, and this is where many of the carnival entries are built. It is also the location of the Carnival Committee shed where all the equipment required to put on the events is stored and maintained.