BRIDGWATER United Community Sports Trust’ has been shortlisted as a finalist in BBC Radio Somerset’s Make a Difference Awards for the work the trust has been doing in the Bridgwater & surrounding areas.

This award is in the ‘Community Group Category’. The judges were really impressed with the work the trust does, so much so, BUCST made the final shortlist of four nominees for this category.

Sarah Murry, community development officer commented: “We are delighted to be finalist for such a prestigious award as #BBCMakeaDifference when as we know there are so many great community focused organisations in the Somerset area. Since formation May 2021 the trusts has grown exponentially.

"Both in provisions and participants, we are very proud of the hard work the Trust put in week in week out, engaging with our community through the power of football."

BBC Radio Somerset is hosting a special awards ceremony on the evening of Friday September 16 when they will be announcing the overall winner for each of the eight categories.

Recently, Oli Moore, the community development manager at the trust was one of 15 leaders in Somerset to have been selected for a competitive learning programme and Match Trading grant of up to £5,000.

The programme will support Oli to grow BUCST which aims to create opportunities for everyone in the local community to engage in football activities.

On starting the four-month Start Up learning programme with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Oli said: “I am delighted to have been accepted onto the Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme, The programme, and Match Trading grant of up to £5,000 will help me grow BUCST so that we can support more people in our local community in 2022.”

The mission statement for the trust is to provide all members of the local community with the opportunity to access quality sport, physical activity, and wellbeing provision whatever their age, gender or ethnicity.

Whilst using football as the driving force we aim to increase participation in schools, improve health and wellbeing, while developing programmes that engage the whole of the community.

There are so many ways to support the trust, who are currently seeking Sponsorship, Donations and One Lottery support.

Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust is a not for profit CIC, meaning every penny is reinvested to support the Bridgwater community and supports valuable provisions.

To find out more visit or to support the trust contact