Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Children’s centre and boxing club among the latest Go Kids Go! bids

PUBLISHED: 12:30 27 June 2017

Children and parents enjoying a play session at Ashcombe Children's Centre, which is hoping for Go Kids Go! cash.

Children and parents enjoying a play session at Ashcombe Children's Centre, which is hoping for Go Kids Go! cash.


A children’s centre is hoping to secure cash from Go Kids Go! to help it support families in Weston-super-Mare, while a new children’s boxing club is bidding to win cash to expand.

Go Kids Go! is back for 2016. Go Kids Go! is back for 2016.

The youth funding project is run in partnership by Weston Lions Club and the Mercury, and support from businesses around the town has yielded a £9,000 pot for 2017.

Ashcombe Children’s Centre, in Stepping Stone Walk, is among the organisations to submit applications so far. It provides facilities, learning sessions, play activities and development sessions to more than 500 children every week.

It hosts playgroups, nursery sessions, supervised contact for families and also runs domestic abuse support groups.

Alison Burnett, fundraiser for the Friends of Ashcombe Children’s Centre group, has applied for up to £1,500 to improve the centre’s outdoor space.

Her application said: “Any donation would enable vital maintenance and improvement to our magic garden. It needs a shaded area to enable children to play safely outside, read storybooks and explore different projects.”

She also said the centre hopes to buy sensory equipment for children to play with.

Box Tots, which teaches boxing skills to children aged four to nine, has also applied for a grant.

Group manager Ross Grindrod said: “We teach boxing skills through fun and games, not only teaching boxing but also fitness and discipline.”

The group is expanding all the time, but currently has about 20 children a week attending its Thursday evening sessions.

It wants to set up an additional session so more children can take part, which would cost £3,500, but it has asked Go Kids Go! for a £500 grant for new kit.

Go Kids Go! funds individuals, clubs and not-for-profit organisations which work with people 18 years old and under. People can apply for a grant of up to £2,000 and previous winners can re-apply. You can download an application here.

Applications must be submitted to or Go Kids Go!, Weston Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston, BS23 1LW by July 19.

Other News Stories

The Imperial Pub, in South Parade, closed this afternoon (Thursday) for unknown reasons.

Read more

The Mercury’s search to find a brilliant new business is underway, and an entrepreneur believes the prize could take your company to another level.

Read more
44 minutes ago

A joint photography and film exhibition by two University Centre Weston pupils will take place this weekend.

Read more

Hutton Moor Leisure Centre will open its facilities to the public on Sunday, and to celebrate the Mercury has a prize worth £1,068 up for grabs.

Read more

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from February 14-19.

Read more

The regeneration of Weston-super-Mare town centre and plans to create a cycle route to Clevedon could receive a £1.75milllion cash injection, if a funding bid is approved.

Read more

An accident on the A370 is causing delays in both directions this morning (Thursday).

Read more

Glitz and glamour were in abundance at a Weston-super-Mare nursing home open day on Saturday.

Read more

Cheddar pupils wore something purple to raise money for a charity personal to them.

Read more

Mick Crennell has been appointed as the permanent Chief Fire Officer (CFO) for Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS).

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 11°C

min temp: 7°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder