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Latest round of grants awards £35,000 to local organisations

Frome Town Council’s Grants Committee met on Wednesday 7th February 2024 at Frome Town Hall, to hear from applicants for the latest round of funding.

A total of £35,000 was available, with a maximum grant per organisation of £3,000. If all applicants had received the full amount requested, the total sum would have been £57,560. All the applications were of a high standard and the committee would have liked to fund them all, but some difficult decisions needed to be made.

A range of project types received grants from the committee between £1,000 and £3,000, many of which aim to improve emotional wellbeing, such as the Frome branch of Journeyman Mentoring Network Ltd, who received the maximum grant of £3,000 to support mentoring for disadvantaged teenage boys. Focus Frome also received £3,000 for a drop-in wellbeing cafe for young people.

Other beneficiaries of this round included Shared Earth Learning, who received £1,995 for ‘Project Grow’ and adult wellbeing activities, and Somerset Bus Partnership/FAVBUG, who will use a grant of £1,995 to promote using buses over cars in the local area.

Cllr Anne Hills, who sits on the Grants Committee, said:

“These grants make such a difference to small organisations, who are, in turn, making a difference to others in our community. It’s fantastic to be able to help them grow and support their activities. There are always more good causes than there are funds, but we hope to be in a position to support the people who weren’t successful this time in the future.”

Any organisation awarded £2,000 or more for their project in this round will need to wait two years before applying to the fund again for the same project.

You can watch the grants meeting on FTC’s YouTube channel.

OrganisationProjectAmount awarded
SHARE FromeThreads Children’s Costume Hire Service – marketing and promotional campaign £1,995
Frome Medical PracticeArt in a Healing Enviroment £1,000
Frome Autism and ADHD Parent ForumParent Support Group £3,000
Byword TheatreLaunch of Frome Pub Theatre £1,000
Frome FestivalSupport for freelance fundraising position £1,995
Frome Birth TalkBaby loss support group £3,000
Journeyman Mentoring
Network Ltd
Empowering disadvantaged teenage boys for a
brighter future through our Frome Mentoring Group
Evolve MusicDads Rock £1,995
Focus FromeYoung People’s Wellbeing Cafe £3,000
1st and 7th Frome ‘Jubilee’ ScoutsScout Hut renovation £1,995
Young People FromeMulticultural Frome Festival£1,995
OpenstorytellersWellbeing at Openstorytellers£1,995
Shared Earth LearningSEL: Project Grow and adult wellbeing£1,995
Somerset Bus Partnership/Frome and Village Bus Users Group (FAVBUG)Promoting bus patronage to achieve a modal shift from cars to buses£1,995
Frome Families for the FutureReconnecting with Rodden Riverside£3,000
Super Roots Outdoor Kids CICThe Mount Campfire Club – Nature
Play Rangers
9 February 2024
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9 February 2024
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