What we do

Strengthening communities, tackling disadvantage and transforming people’s lives

Through our grant making to local charities, community groups and social enterprises, we support their invaluable efforts to tackle some of the most pressing and complex challenges in our communities. Many of these groups are run by volunteers and 80% of our grants are given to small organisations running on less than £50k a year. As part of our long-term sustainable commitment to Somerset, we are building an endowment fund that will provide community support for generations to come. We support our future generations through our research, our convening role, and providing additional advice and support to other organisations.

A simple and effective way to give

We believe that locally-based not-for-profit organisations have a significant role to play in improving the lives of the most disadvantaged people in Somerset. Giving through SCF to support our grant and loan programmes is a simple and effective way to increase your local impact. We provide a flexible and professional services to individuals, companies and trusts to make a lasting difference, here in Somerset

A flexible and professional service

We are the only organisation that offers the flexibility to individuals, companies and trusts to give in the way they wish to. From creating your own ‘named fund’ – we currently manage over 60 – to contributing to specific programmes, we can help you achieve what you wish to achieve.


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