Charities and community groups in the Yeovil and district area are being invited to apply for funding of up to £4,800 from the Prime Foundation.
Established in 2007, the Prime Foundation provides extra investment in communities where Prime (health and care property developer) has built new facilities. When a project completes, Prime donates a proportion of its profits to the Foundation, which then ensures the money reaches local initiatives and groups.
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a number of challenges to charities and community groups. The Foundation is keen to hear from organisations looking to enhance lives in the local area and provide much needed support to the community during these unprecedented times.
Prime is currently involved in the construction of a new residential accommodation complex comprising of two buildings to house staff who work at Yeovil Hospital. As a result of this project Prime has donated £4,800 to the Prime Foundation, to be distributed to support one or more projects in the area.
Projects in Yeovil have benefitted from Prime Foundation funding in previous years. In 2018 Friends of Ham Hill received funding from the Foundation to enhance visitor experience at Ham Hill Country Park. With funding in place, they have been able to produce children’s adventure trail activity leaflets to encourage families to be led on adventures by their youngest members.
The South Petherton Community Shed also received a grant from the Prime Foundation enabling them to invest in new power tools. The funding has enabled members to work on larger projects and for the group to support a wider range of members of all abilities.
To be eligible for a Prime Foundation grant a cause must match one or more of the charity’s aims and objectives, which are to advance education outside of the classroom, promote good physical and mental health and further the enhancement of social wellbeing through recreation.
Hannah Cashmore at the Prime Foundation said: “When we last released funding in the Yeovil area, we were inspired by the number of great causes that applied.
“This fresh funding opportunity could be used to launch a new project or support a great cause which enriches lives in the local community. We especially encourage applications from groups who might have a great plan to support their local community during the ongoing pandemic but need a financial boost to make it happen.”
The closing date for applications is 26 March 2021.