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Communities Fund

In June 2021, Mendip District Council invited applications for funding projects that support community resilience, builds capacity and promotes wellbeing.

Please find an update on some of the projects that have benefitted from the Mendip Communities Fund and Mendip Climate and Ecological Emergency Fund.

Icon for pdf Mendip Communities Fund & Climate and Ecological Emergency Fund project updates - August 2022 [4.47MB]

The Communities Fund panel met in winter 2021, and we are pleased to announce the successful projects.

Shepton Mallet Men's Shed

A workshop for men to participate in woodwork activities. Funding used for fire and first aid training.

Friends Of Mendip School

Funding will contribute to the construction of a swimming pool for the school.

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Citizens Advice Mendip

Provides assistance and information to people in the Mendip community.

Doulting Parish Council

Provide a canopy for community activities.

Meare Parish Village Hall

Provide a new kitchen for the parish hall.

Postlebury Bellringers, Nunney

A community bell ringing group that covers three churches.

Coxley Community Land Trust

Provide a pathway for safe access to the community land.

1st Coleford Scouts

Recreational activities for young people. Repair and replace floor in Scout hut.

Houndwood Community

Group community gardening. Provide a greenhouse and equipment.

Jackdaws Music Trust

Funding to provide workshops that introduce school aged children to different musical instruments.

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Frome Tennis Club

A contribution towards the construction of a new community tennis pavilion for Frome.

Wells Skatepark Group

Consult and undertake a feasibility study to develop and build a new skatepark for the Wells area.

Over The Wall Productions CIC

Funding to contribute towards a production.

Stratton United FC

Football team providing active recreation for different age groups.

Glastonbury Voices Community Choir

Inclusive community choir for adults.

Litton Village Hall

Repair and upgrade the village hall.

Walton Parish Council

Improve the play area.

Musicians South-West CIC

Provides musical performances in rural and isolated areas.

Easton Village Hall

Provide goal posts for sports field.

Downside Defibrillator Management Group

Provide a defibrillator in the local community.

Elim Connect Centre, Wells

Provide a peer focused support session.

Wells Alms Houses

Restoration of old chapel.

Glastonbury Antiquarians

Upgrade building and garden.

Evercreech Parish Council

Upgrade a skatepark for young people.

Binegar Parish Council

Providing interpretation information boards for walks connecting three churches.

The Old Stores Studio

Provides creative art workshops in Evercreech.

Make the Sunshine

Provides creative theatre and theatre workshops.

The Walled Garden Nursery

A community garden and café.

West Pennard Village Hall

Upgrade the stage area of the village hall.

Ashwick and Oakhill Village Hall and Recreation Ground

Establish a community café.

Somerset Arts Well

Establishing inclusive music groups for families.

Literally Shepton

A festival promoting the spoken word via reading and performance.

Wells Theatre Festival

Drama festival held in July in the Wells area.

Science Boost

A community organisation that promotes science to younger people from diverse backgrounds.

Somerset Art Works

Provide arts and culture programmes that are inclusive for young people.

Cranmore Cricket Club

Active recreation club. Funding to upgrade facilities.

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Shepton Snowdrop Festival

An arts festival and celebration held annually in Spring.

Frome Window Wanderland

A festival of light and window displays, using light and colour.

Frome Edventure

Buy equipment for training.

Glastonbury Cricket Club

Active recreation group for different ages.

Crispin Hall Trust

Install a lift to improve access.

7 Starlings CIC

Support community library hub in Shepton Mallet.

Croscombe Parish Council

Improve play area.

Coleford Parish Council

Provide a multi-user games court.

Somerset Film and Video Ltd

Community film production group.

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Dance for Parkinson's

Provides dance groups for people living with Parkinson's.