Posted: 16.09.20 at 08:07 by The Editor
Peasedown St John’s new Community Trust has launched a grant scheme to support projects in the village.
Founded in the summer, Peasedown Community Trust was established to champion civic and community life. It already runs a number of projects, such as the Community Library, Dementia Friendly Peasedown and the Peasedown Community Garden.
Chair of Trustees and Director, Gavin Heathcote, said: “There are many community groups and projects in Peasedown St John that have struggled through the pandemic, with many finding it difficult to survive. It’s because of this that we’re making £500 available to assist those initiatives who need some extra support.
Volunteers are the life blood of our community! Lots of people in Peasedown St John give up their time to serve the village in so many ways.
Our £500 grant giveaway will hopefully go a long way to support those Peasedown projects that need help getting back on their feet.”
To apply for a grant from Peasedown Community Trust, projects must be based in Peasedown St John and run on a charitable or non-profit basis.
Cllr Karen Walker, a fellow Trust Director, added: “Since March, many community group leaders have contacted me worried about funding and whether their projects would survive the coronavirus pandemic.
We’re hoping that this Community Fund from the Trust, which is very much a Coronavirus Recovery Support Fund, will help many of those struggling Peasedown projects open their doors once again.”
To apply for a Peasedown Community Trust Grant email [email protected] The deadline for applications is Wednesday 14th October 2020.
For more details about Peasedown Community Trust and to get involved with their projects, write to 33a St John’s Close, Peasedown St John, Bath, BA2 8JG, email [email protected], or call 07557 683834.
They can also be followed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PeasedownCommunityTrust and on Twitter at @PeasedownTrust