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Community projects awarded £200,000 from Mendip Council

03 December 2015

Mendip District Council has announced which local community projects are to receive a total of almost £200,000 in funding from this year's Local Legacy Fund.

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The Local Legacy Fund was launched by the council in 2013 and has seen numerous community groups awarded funding for a range of local projects.

The Fund has been run again this year, inviting community groups throughout Mendip to bid for funding for specific projects which support the council's priorities and provide a lasting legacy in the district by:

·         Adding to the health and wellbeing of the local community

·         Creating educational, training or work opportunities for the local community

·         Improving the quality of life of the local community

The 18 projects that will receive funding are:

·         Beckington Cricket Club - £8,000 towards an all-weather synthetic turf practice facility

·         Bishop Henderson Primary School and Nursery PTA, Coleford - £20,000 towards an outdoor shelter for pupils

·         Castle Cary Rugby Club - £10,000 towards floodlighting for its pitch

·         Chilcompton Sports Ground - £10,000 towards sports ground enhancement and equipment

·         Cranmore Parish Council - £7,500 towards a recreational fitness area

·         Doulting Parish Council - £7,000 towards the installation of an outdoor gym

·         Friends of Avalon School, Street - £25,000 towards a multi-sensory hydrotherapy pool

·         Glastonbury FM - £6,650 towards a new transmitter

·         Key for Life - £12,800 towards pre and post-release workshops for young offenders

·         Mendip YMCA - £15,000 towards the refurbishment of a youth and community centre in Frome.

·         North Wootton Village Hall - £4,000 towards the refurbishment of the village hall

·         Palairet Hall, Norton St Philip - £5,000 towards a heating system for the village hall

·         Pilton Playingfield Trust - £10,000 towards a new multi-use games area

·         Stoke St Michael War Memorial Hall - £5,000 towards an upgrade of the village hall

·         Ston Easton Get Active - £15,000 towards a multi-use games area

·         Street Parish Council - £20,000 towards the upgrade of Merriman Park

·         Street Scout Group - £10,000 towards refurbishing the Scout Hut roof

·         Sustrans - £5,000 towards completing a missing sectionof National Cycle Network route 24, connecting with The Colliers Way

Tracy Aarons, Corporate Manager for Built Environment, said: "As with previous years, we have been inundated with applications to the Local Legacy Fund. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide funding to all of the groups that have bid, however, we are confident that the 18 successful projects will leave a real positive and lasting legacy for people living in the district."

Councillor Harvey Siggs, Leader of Mendip District Council, said: "The Local Legacy Fund has already had a very positive impact on a range of community projects across Mendip and this latest round of funding will ensure a further 18 very worthwhile projects are supported.

"I know there will be many community groups disappointed that we have been unable to give them funding. I would like to reassure them that we used a strict set of criteria to judge each application to ensure the process was completely fair."

Last modified: 03 December 2015