Nailsea Town Council gives £50K in grants

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By Carol_Deacon | Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:34

Nailsea Town Council made grants of nearly £50,000 out of its half a million pound budget for 2013-14.

So who got the money which adds up to £46,053?

It approved grants to:

  • North Somerset Citizens Advise Bureau which is an independent charity that provides free, impartial and confidential advice on a range of issues including benefits, debt, employment, housing and consumer problems. The bureau operates from Nailsea Methodist church community centre from 10am-2pm on Fridays. £8,600
  • Nailsea & District Community Transport which offer help to elderly, frail and wheelchair users who find travelling by public transport difficult. £10,500
  • Phoenix Friendship Club is the reformed and renamed Pensioner's Voice group for elderly people. £500
  • Vision North Somerset supports people with sight loss in the district. £350
  • Victim Support Avonvale is the local branch of an independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales which helps more than 1.5 million people annually. £200
  • Age UK Somerset works with and for older people in Somerset and North Somerset to promote the wellbeing of all older people helping to make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. This independent and autonomous group spends all its money locally and is responsible for all the exercise classes held in Nailsea and Backwell. £540
  • Parkinson's UK north west Somerset offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. It meets on the second Saturday of the month at St Francis church hall, Nailsea. £550
  • Wellspring Counselling is a Christian organisation which provides professional advice on an ability to pay basis. It offers helps to those facing bereavement, relationship difficulties, stress and anxiety, depression and issues resulting from physical, sexual or emotional abuse and other distressing situations. £1,200
  • Nailsea Disability Initiative has a drop-in centre at Crown Glass Shopping Centre. Its goal is to help people determine their welfare rights and benefits and ensure everyone has equal access to public premises and facilities. £7,000
  • Community Drug Misuse Forum is based at the Methodist church, Silver Street. £500
  • MS Therapy Centre which was based at Southfield Road recently moved to new purpose-built premises in Bradley Stoke, Bristol. It still covers people living in the Greater Bristol area, parts of Somerset and South Wales. It is run as a charity with no NHS or government funding. £350
  • Nailsea Environmental & Archaeological Team (NEAT) is a non-profit making voluntary community group formed in 2004 whose role is investigate, record and monitor local finds. £620
  • Nailsea Sequence Dance Club gives gentle exercise, mental stimulation and friendly company for all ages at the Scotch Horn Leisure Centre on Tuesday afternoons. £150
  • Friends of Stockway Nature Reserve which look after an award-winning 3/4 acre home for a variety of birds, mammals, insects and other mini-beasts, plants, amphibians and fungi. £220
  • Nailsea Festival of Music is holding its eight annual eisteddfod with classes for speech and drama, piano, creative writing, music competition and voice is on Saturday, November 23 at Nailsea School. £880
  • WRVS Nailsea Daycare is from10am-1.30pm on Wednesdays at the United Reformed Church at Stock Way North, offers social activities and lunch. £1,000
  • Nailsea Methodist lunch club on Wednesdays offers a two-course meal for older people with the opportunity to meet others and make new friends. £750
  • Nailsea Concert Orchestra is a small classical music group based at the Methodist church. £150
  • The Cool Summer Club run by Mencap is based at Ravenswood School, Nailsea and is for young people with special needs from across the district. £300
  • 2467 (Nailsea) Squadron Air Cadets is about to move into its new HQ at Greenfield Crescent this month which it will share with Nailsea Army Cadet Force. £500
  • 2nd Nailsea Scouts toward the annual May fair at the Millennium Park. £550
  • 2nd Nailsea Scouts towards buying a tent for the troop based at Hannah More Road. £450
  • Nailsea annual skateboarding contest is organised by Holy Trinity and Trendlewood churches in partnership with Christian Surfers UK at Scotch Horn. £600
  • Nailsea Arts & Music Festival now based at the Tithe Barn is in its seventh year. National and international music mixed with all genres of arts and crafts this is a joint venture between the church and folk club which also uses the adjoining venues at Holy Trinity Church and the Ring O'Bells. £450
  • Nailsea Theatre Club a registered charity began in 1963 and now puts on its sellout shows at its Union Street bad. £2,000
  • Nailsea Junior Football Club which is based at Greenfield Crescent is one of the most succession clubs for young sports people and runs more than 20 teams. £1,000
  • Bedford Performers is led by mother and daughter piano and dance teachers – Michelle and Carole Bedford. As well as teaching all age groups piano and dance they stage regular shows. £150
  • 1st Nailsea Scouts annual carnival and fair – the premier town event with floats and stalls. £750
  • Nailsea Summer Playscheme which was started by the town council 25 years ago provides fun and supervision for children during the first fortnight of the summer holidays. It is now run by a non-profit making parents organisation catering for more than 100 children at Kingshill CofE Primary School. £3,000
  • Nailsea Senshinryu Karate Club at the Scotch Horn centre offers a fitness programme for all ages to develop the body and mind. £500
  • St Peter's Hospice has is own fundraising charity shop in the High Street. The hospice at Brentry supported more than 2,600 patients and 6,000 family members last year. £600
  • Friends of Trendlewood Park is a voluntary group that manage a variety of wildlife habitats and a recreational resource for the people of Nailsea. £250
  • Holy Trinity bell fund. £100
  • Vitalise a national charity providing respite care and other services for people with physical disabilities, visually impaired people, and carers. £273
  • Crossroad caring for carers offers advice, information and support for carers through groups, helpline and counselling, information packs and newsletter throughout North Somerset. £200
  • Nailsea and District Prostate Group is new support group for people who have just been diagnosed or are undergoing treatment. £100
It paid annual subscriptions (and some small grants) to:

  • Woodland Trust £43
  • Campaign to Protect Rural England £129
  • Avon Wildlilfe Trust £48

Cheques are usually presented at the annual town meeting when community awards are announced in April at the Tithe Barn.



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    This obviously represents a complex and painstaking amount of work in the current economic climate and these organisations do an amazing amount of good in the community. All of us would have our most and least favourites but I want to say well done.

    By Stevetilley at 13:02 on 20/02/13

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