What are MultiYear Agreements?
Frome Town Council grant aids several organisations across the town through a series of MultiYear Agreements. These agreements are for three years, starting in April 2017 and running until March 2020, providing organisations with a degree of certainty with regards to their medium term financial planning and assisting the recipient with other fundraising.
The organisations who receive funding through the MultiYear Agreements are all not for profit, properly constituted and have their own bank account. Each of the organisations is undertaking activities that are expected to help meet the Town Council’s strategic objectives. Throughout the course of the agreement, organisations work towards meeting objectives set out in their agreement, complete an end of year report for each year and attend a Town Matters meeting once a year to update on the work they are undertaking due to receiving the grant aid.
The following organisations have a MultiYear Agreement with Frome Town Council:
Active and In Touch is a volunteering project that offers visits, help and befriending to people who have become isolated or out of touch with the community around them. Following an initial visit to talk about needs, interests and circumstances Active and In Touch volunteers meet up with people to spend time with them and help them to find their own place in the community.
You can find out more about Active and In Touch here.
Fair Frome works to alleviate the effects of poverty for local people and the Fair Frome food bank is the only food distribution centre in the town. People can access food from the food bank by obtaining a food voucher from various referring organisations. Fair Frome works with those people most in need of help and aspires to greater financial, educational, social and health equality and runs projects designed to bring people together to find common solutions to these issues.
You can find out more about Fair Frome here.
Frome Carnival was founded in 1929 and since the very beginning has raised money for local causes. Helping Frome residents is at the core of the carnival’s ethos and the Frome Carnival Charity Association supports some of the most vulnerable members of our community. The carnival itself takes place every September (in 2018 it will be on Saturday 22nd September) and is supported by a number of other events throughout the year.
You can find out more about Frome Carnival here.
Frome Community Education provide a range of courses to people in the town but they also offer an IT Hub two days a week, supporting people with IT and literacy skills. The Hub is able to help people with reading and writing and completing forms, both on paper and online. People can also use the IT Hub to undertake online courses, search for work, manage emails and search the internet.
You can find out more about the Frome Community Education IT Hub here.
The Frome Festival is an annual event, taking place over several days in July each year. The festival features an extensive programme of events, spanning all aspects of the arts, from workshops and exhibitions, to gigs and drama productions. It includes offerings for anyone and everyone, whether you love food, poetry, singing, gardens, art or theatre and there’s something available for everyone.
You can find out more about Frome Festival here.
Harry’s Hydro is a charity that runs a community hydrotherapy pool in Frome for people with disabilities, sensory, behavioural or learning difficulties, life threatening illness or a limiting condition. The opportunity provided by Harry’s Hydro is unique within the town.
You can find out more about Harry’s Hydro here.
Citizens Advice Mendip offer free, confidential advice to people to help them overcome issues they might be faced with. Whilst they provide a great deal of information online and over the phone, a face to face service is also available in Frome several days a week.
You can find out more about Citizens Advice Mendip here.
Health Connections Mendip supports people to connect to community activities and supportive networks, which can improve their health and wellbeing. Health Connections Mendip trains members of local communities to become Community Connectors, who are then able to signpost friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to find support in their communities. The ethos behind this kind of model of community support is often called Compassionate Communities.
You can find out more about Health Connections Mendip here.
Purple Elephant aims to support social inclusion and integration, helping to develop a stronger and more cohesive local community. They run events and activities for children and families, which are either free to attend or very low cost, maximising accessibility. The annual programme of events includes a Children’s Festival, Sports Festival, Christmas Party, school holidays and a Toy Library.
The Mendip YMCA operate the Frome Youth and Community Centre at Vallis Road. A variety of youth work provision is offered to young people in Frome from the Centre and it is also available for community use.
You can find out more about Mendip YMCA and using the Community Centre here.
Last updated 30 July 2018