Community Challenges

B&NES Community Challenges are mainly offered as a whole day activity to B&NES staff, councillors and other organisations to help make a difference to a community project.  In previous years this has included painting a play area or community space or helping with community meal as examples, but the list is endless.  

The Community Challenges are organised in partnership with Virgin's Community Volunteer Centre and involve other organisations and local businesses who take part on the day.  

21 activities took place during June and July 2017.  Here are some comments from some of the hosts:-

"Thank you so much for all your hard work today at the barn. I was amazed how much you all achieved. It will make such a difference to us ...." The Life Project, Bath

"We are really grateful to the team from Bath & North East Somerset Council for giving us their time to paint the centre, we could not have completed this without their help and it will be appreciated by everyone who uses our centre. The centre now looks so bright and welcoming for all of our users."  St Francis Church, Keynsham

"Thank you so much for organising yesterday. Everyone was very friendly and really got stuck in. It was just great and I am very happy with the finished garden. I came home on a real high from all the good feeling." Pensford Play area

Do you need some help?

If you have a project that you would like to be considered for our Community Challenges, please contact: Sara Dixon, email: or tel: 01225 396594. 

To be eligible projects must:

  • benefit to a community / charitable organisation not an individual. 
  • the work of the organisation must benefit residents of Bath and North East Somerset
  • provide evidence of public liability insurance and risk assessments
  • supply equipment, materials and the necessary tools to carry out the tasks.


B&NES employees can find out more about the Council's Employee Community Involvement Scheme on the B&NES Intranet Page.


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