Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Spotlight on Somerset Food and Drink – bespoke grants for food and drink businesses

A recent survey showed that Somerset food and drink businesses are facing a number of challenges – from concerns about food regulations and labelling to issues with training and supply chains.  

That’s why Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset West and Taunton Council, with the Heart of the South-West Growth Hub, South West Trading Standards and the Food Works, organised a series of workshops specifically designed for businesses in the food and drink sector. 

At the very successful event  held on July 5th, where over 20 local businesses attended, a new grant fund was announced.

Available to any food and drink business in either Sedgemoor or Somerset West and Taunton council areas, the bespoke support programme is designed to assist local businesses operating in the sector.  The councils have partnered up with experts in the area to deliver specific business support to address  issues identified by the sector. The support that is available, varies from expert advice, and free training, to small financial assistance.

To benefit from the programme interested businesses must:

  1. Join “Thrive” – free business support delivered by the Heart of the South West Growth Hub, and complete at least one full session  https://www.heartofswgrowthhub.co.uk/business-support-programmes/thrive-help/
  2. Either attend one of the expert workshops throughout Summer and Autumn 2022 or claim up to 2 hours of free expert advice from Trading Standards
  3. From December, apply to their respective council for a grant of up to £2,500 to improve their business.

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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