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Grant Deadlines Extended to Wednesday 17th June

Jun 10, 2015

Are you a small community or voluntary group working in Somerset?

Somerset Community Foundation has funding available for projects working with disadvantaged people to transform lives and strengthen local communities. 

REVISED DATE: The deadline has been EXTENDED to Wednesday 17th June

We want to support projects that:

  • Support vulnerable, isolated and lonely older people and their carers;
  • Improve life opportunities for disadvantaged children, young people and their families;
  • Support communities affected by rural disadvantage

Foundation Grants

​​We are looking for applications from grassroots groups in local communities that clearly show the difference the project will make for local people. We particularly prioritise projects that contribute towards the three outcomes listed above and our average grant size is £1,500.

We do not support national charities; animal welfare; the promotion of religion; activities that have already taken place; or those that are a statutory responsibility.​

Registered charities and community groups are eligible to apply. Social enterprises (C.I.C.s) are eligible to apply for the cost of piloting activity or extending a current programme to include one of our priority groups

Current areas of interest

Do you work with people who have hearing impairments? If so we are particularly keen to hear from you.

Please click here for guidelines and an application form

Comic Relief Communities programme

This programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. Projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community.

Grants of between £1000 and £10,000 are available. However, if your application is going to be above £5,000, please call to discuss this with us prior to submission.

Click here for guidelines and an application form.


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