Trust appeals for new ideas

PUBLISHED: 08:00 23 November 2013

Charity appeals for project ideas to improve communities.

Charity appeals for project ideas to improve communities.

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A CHARITY set up to help the people of Nailsea is asking for ideas on how to improve the town.

Nailsea Community Trust is celebrating 25 years of helping people and is marking its anniversary by asking people to come up with ideas for new projects.

The charity would like some ideas for schemes which would benefit the communities of Backwell, Chelvey, Nailsea, Tickenham or Wraxall.

Suggestions so far have included music in the park events, lending libraries for medical and baby equipment, interactive art projects, outdoor exercise equipment, free basketball courts, a central meeting hall in Nailsea and community litter picks.

Trust chairman Nancy Elliot said: “We are trying to raise awareness of the trust so that individuals and groups know they can apply for needed funds.

“The trust has money which it would like to use to improve individuals’ or communities’ quality of life.

“Residents of and organisations based in Nailsea, Backwell, Chelvey, Tickenham or Wraxall parishes may apply for funds which can help provide desperately needed resources, enable participation in life-enhancing opportunities, or improve the quality of life in a community.”

More than £90,000 of the Trust’s funds, with support from Nailsea Town Council, has been given to more than 500 residents and organisations since the charity was established in 1988.

To suggest a project or apply for funds visit www.nailseacommunitytrust.co.uk or write to Nailsea Community Trust, 1st Nailsea Scouts Activity and Training Centre, Clevedon Road, Nailsea, BS48 1EH.

The trust, which is run by volunteers, is also appealing for people to donate to the charity or remember the trust in their wills.


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