and Highbridge Men's Shed gets Hinkley cash boost
and Highbridge Mens Sheds is among two Somerset groups to
have received thousands of pounds of funding this week from the
Hinkley Point C Community Fund Small Grants Programme.
programme, administered by Somerset Community Foundation, has awarded
a combined £10,000 to Middlezoy Arts and Burnham-On-Sea and
Highbridge Mens Shed (BOSHed).
plans to use its grant money to expand their facility in Highbridge
by purchasing a shipping container which will house their café
and model room and enable more members to attend the activities
Sheds combat social isolation and loneliness, and BOSHed has now
outgrown their current premises with numbers swelling to over 60
additional space, it says, will allow for more new members, as well
as a weekly session for women shedders.
Cradock, Chairman at BOSHed said: "We are absolutely over the
moon about receiving the grant. It will enable us to move The
Shed on to the next level helping to ensure we can cater for
all our members - including the new Ladies Shed!"
offer an oasis where people can come together to pursue hands
on interests in a safe and informal environment, where advice,
support and friendship are always near at hand."
Middlezoy Arts project focuses on connecting with the arts through
the surrounding environment. The Hinkley Point C grant will improve
a popular walking trail of approximately 2.5 miles by making it
more accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs and, for the more
tech-savvy, a geocache route will also be available to encourage
all ages to explore the village.
apply for the funding, charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises
that normally operate on less than £100,000 a year must show
that the projects they are seeking to support will help to mitigate
the impacts and take advantage of the opportunities of the Hinkley
Point C project.
information regarding the Hinkley Point C funding and how to apply
can be found here or you can give Val Bishop, Programmes Director
for the Hinkley Point C Funds, a call on: 01749 344949