A SOMERSET festival has unveiled donations from its charity foundation after raising more than £10,000 in 2019.

The four-day NASS festival takes place at the Bath & West Showground each summer, and this year featured the likes of Cypress Hill, Rudimental and Giggs.

Running alongside the event is the NASS Foundation, a charitable foundation born out of the festival’s desire to honour the culture at the heart of the event; the local community and the skate, BMX and street art communities.

The foundation aims to re-invest in these areas with the goal of positively supporting local communities, projects and people.

Each year the NASS Foundation raises funds for the foundation that will be allocated to local projects, charities and organisations that are working within one of their key pillars of focus – Culture, a Force for Good and Community.

NASS has been partnered and raising money for good causes and projects since introducing charity donations in 2017 and over the years has supported projects including SkatePal and Upfest.

This year NASS has raised £10,500, over double the 2018 amount of £5,000.

Some of the beneficiaries include:

• Evercreech Parish Council for a skatepark renovation

• Cranmore Parish Council

• Doulting Parish Council

• Mendip School

• St Paul's C of E VC Junior School

• Ditcheat Primary School

Senior festivals manager of Vision Nine, Jools Butterfield, said: “Over the year’s NASS has been supporting great work by charity partners Skatepal and Upfest.

"As the festival grows, we want to continue to support more local projects and charities year-round which is why we’ve created the NASS Foundation, a charitable foundation that benefits organisations dedicated to the culture and local communities of the festival.”

Applications for donations from the NASS Foundation will open each year in the spring and will close shortly after the conclusion of that year’s festival.

The funding bids are reviewed by the NASS Foundation Board, with successful applicants then being put forwards to GivingWorks, the independent company charged with managing the allocation of funds from the NASS Foundation.