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Community Groups Through to Second Round of Hinkley Point C Funding

Feb 21, 2018

Ten organisations that are working with communities in Somerset who are feeling the effects of the development of Hinkley Point C have successfully made it through to the second round of the Community Cohesion grants programme.

Twenty-five expressions of interest were initially submitted to the first stage of the Community Cohesion programme, which is managed by Somerset Community Foundation and is part of a wider Hinkley Point C Community Fund Strategic Grants Programme. Following a meeting earlier last month [January 2018] the panel then identified the projects and organisations that best met the criteria of the call for Community Cohesion bids, which prioritises strengthening communities and community services.

The ten groups who have been invited to submit applications to the second stage, by May of this year [2018], are:

  • Community Council for Somerset
  • Diversity Voice
  • Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI)
  • West Somerset Advice Bureau
  • Homestart West Somerset
  • Wilstockhub
  • Contains Art CIC
  • St George’s Church, Wembdon
  • West Somerset Railway Association
  • Westfield United Reformed Church

Successful applications aim to avoid, reduce, improve, off-set or take advantage of the identified impact or effect and are for people who are experiencing, or are likely to experience, ‘intangible and residual impacts’ from the construction of Hinkley Point C.

Further strategic grants programmes are expected to be opened in the Spring of 2018.

More 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.


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