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03 September 2013
Health & Well being Grants

A new Health and Well-being Fund has be set up by Somerset County Council to
promote healthy pursuits. Clubs or organisations within the West Mendip Area
can apply for Funding towards new initiatives that promote good health.

"This funding is designed to support the delivery of the Health and
Well-being Strategy at a very local level. The money should support the
three priorities of the Somerset Health and Well-being Strategy, which are:

• People, families and communities take responsibility for their own health
and well-being.

• Families and communities are thriving and resilient.

• Somerset people are able to live independently.

Examples are:-

Intergenerational projects - perhaps involving volunteers going into schools
ie reading projects, film projects, gardening.

Allotments- getting older and younger volunteers together, growing, cooking
and eating together.

Lunch clubs held in schools - so older people get a nutritious meal and
children benefit from involvement in their class activities.

Park Runs - free 5K runs (and walks) every Saturday in a local park.

Increase older people’s levels of activity - using activities which are
appealing, such as dancing.

Health Walks - Somerset has Health Walk Co-ordinators across the County who
can assist with their development.

Community Games.

Child accident prevention."

For further details please contact: -

County Councillor Graham Noel

tel. 01458 860408.

Write c/o Somerset County Council, County Hall, TAUNTON TA1 4DY.