Sunshine funding for community groups

Burnham and Weston Energy CIC, the owner of the Wick Farm community solar project, is delighted to announce the Burnham and Weston Community Sunshine Fund is open to applications from 1 October – 15 November, 2019. The Fund, which is managed by Somerset Community Foundation, welcomes applications for funding from local, community-led organisations, small voluntary groups, clubs, charities, social enterprises, schools, and health centres for a range of activities that will have an environmental, social or economic legacy. Communities covering an area stretching up the Somerset coastline from Burnham-on-Sea to Weston-super-Mare, and inland to Mark and Winscombe, can apply for grants of up to £2,500. Groups that have benefitted from over £15,000 funding so far this year are:-


  • 1st Banwell Scouts - £2,500 towards solar power at the group’s new scout hall
  • Bay Centre, Burnham-on-Sea - £620 for a new thermostat and control valves
  • Boomsatsuma, Weston-super-Mare - £1,000 to help a youth club become more eco-friendly
  • BOS Events - £1,500 towards the beach kite festival
  • Disability Information & Advice Line (DIAL) Weston-super-Mare - £500 towards local helpline
  • Friends of Grove Park, Weston-super-Mare - £2,500 towards new recycling bins
  • Lympsham Sports Club – £1,000 to install energy efficient lighting
  • RAF Air Cadets 290 Squadron, Weston-super-Mare and Burhnam-on-Sea - £1,400 to install energy efficient lighting
  • Vision North Somerset, Weston-super-Mare - £2,500 for new heating system
  • XTND, Weston-super-Mare - £2,000 for community benches.



It would be great if you could find room to publish this piece (full story attached) in your next publication, which includes a quote from Johnny Boxhall from the Friends of Grove Park in Weston-super-Mare.


Please do share on your socials as well – here’s the online link to the story.


Many thanks, 


Sue Wheeler

Communications Executive

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