Nearly half a million pounds has been granted to fourteen Sports and Leisure Clubs with the Bridgwater area. The money was put aside from EDF Energy's Section 106 Planning Obligations relating to Site Preparation Works for Hinkley Point C and was allocated by Sedgemoor District Council's Grants Sub-Committee.
In January 2012, it was agreed that £500,000 shall be spent for the purposes of providing new, or improving existing sports/leisure facilities in Bridgwater.
The Awards which totalled £478,709 were as follows:-
Bridgwater College awarded £150,000
Pawlett Sports and Playing Field Association awarded £50,000
North Petherton Rugby Club awarded £50,000
Puriton Playing Fields £39,117
Bridgwater Cricket Club awarded £17,000
Bridgwater Tennis Club awarded £30,000
Stockmoor and Willstock Timebank awarded £22,377
Somerset Youth and Community Sailing Association awarded £16,176