HAYWOOD Village residents are set to benefit from a £43,000 endowment fund designed to enhance activities for the community to enjoy.

Working with housing developers, North Somerset Council has secured the Community Endowment Fund, which comes from Section 106 contributions.

It will be delivered by Quartet Community Foundation, and Haywood Airfield Leisure Enterprise (HALE) who currently run the community spaces at Haywood Village Academy and invest their surplus back into the community.

For several years, this residents’ association has been successfully managing and maintaining Haywood’s community hall and sports pitches on behalf of local residents.

It is committed to topping up the funding pot every year.

This will help ensure that community projects in the future can be properly financed and made possible.

Councillor Mike Solomon, North Somerset Council’s executive member for culture and leisure, said: “Haywood’s new Community Endowment Fund gives the local community the power to pay for the projects and activities that matter most to them.

“Investing in communal spaces and activities provides a great opportunity to help strengthen ties between newcomers to Haywood Village and those who have called it home for a while, and will help make the area an even more attractive place to live."