We’ve granted the money to community groups working around Clevedon Marine Lake as part of our Great Lakes project, which also includes Weston’s Marine Lake and the Lake Grounds in Portishead.
These three sites are very different in their geography, the amount of people who use them, and the way in which they’re used, so it’s important to ensure local priorities are met.
Many community groups already take an active role in managing and maintaining the three sites and help provide valued facilities for local people and visitors.
In Clevedon, we’re providing grants totalling £149,000, with the organisations themselves contributing an additional £64,000 towards their projects.
The new projects are:
· MARLENS has received £60,000 for two separate projects – installing an eco pod next to the lake which will provide a disabled changing room and toilets, classroom facilities and other community facilities; and a new boat storage facility at the existing building next to the crazy golf
· Clevedon Skate Project has received £35,000 to provide a shipping container on Salthouse Fields which will be used for storage and a base for outreach projects
· Clevedon Pilot Gig Club has received £20,000 to construct a storage building which will house their two wooden heritage gigs and associated equipment, and to give the club a long-term base and identity in Clevedon
· Friends of Clevedon Slipway Group - £20,000 has been identified to help deliver civil construction works to restore and protect Clevedon slipway
· Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust has received £14,000 to create an all-weather community space at the seaward end of the Grade I-listed Clevedon Pier.
Each project will have to demonstrate that it has the relevant permissions (such as planning) before they can go ahead.
The Great Lakes project will see £700,000 invested in total across Clevedon’s Marine Lake, Weston’s Marine Lake and the Lake Grounds in Portishead.