Other Sources of Help and Support

Advice and information

Your local Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) organisation can provide advice, support and training for voluntary / community organisations to help them develop and sustain their activities. Listed below are the contact details for the CVS organisations in the local area.

Mendip Community Support (Mendip and Sedgemoor)
9a Market Place, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5AZ
Tel:  01749 346830
e-mail: mcsupport@mbzonline.net
Website: http://www.mendipcommunitysupport.org.uk/

South Somerset Association for Voluntary and Community Action (SSVCA)
Unit 5, Yeovil Small Business Centre, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil, BA22 8WA
Tel:  01935 475914
e-mail:  marketing@ssvca.org.uk
Website:  http://www.ssvca.org.uk/contact

Engage West Somerset (Taunton and West Somerset)

The Ground Floor, Alcombe Village Hall, Marshfield Road, Alcombe, Minehead TA24 6AQ
Tel:  01643 707123
e-mail: vcssupport@engagews.org.uk
Website: http://www.engagews.org.uk/

The Community Council for Somerset exists to support action in local communities.  They can provide information and advice on a range of topics including community consultations, funding advice  and community led planning.  Alternatively, they can offer organisations and communities an opportunity to benefit from bespoke services which meet their individual needs.
Victoria House, Victoria Street, Taunton TA1 3JZ
Tel:   01823 331222
e-mail:  info@somersetrcc.org.uk
Website: http://www.somersetrcc.org.uk

Other sources of information and support include:

Funding

Below you can find some of the main sources of grant funding in Somerset. It is often possible to get additional information on funding opportunities from your local library. You should contact the organisations directly to check their details before applying for funding from them.

Funding Central lists thousands of funding and finance opportunities for voluntary organisations and social enterprises registered in England. Funding Central is managed by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

Website: www.fundingcentral.org.uk

Community Council for Somerset, Funding for Communities is a large database of funding opportunities.

Website: www.somersetcc.org.uk

Somerset County Council Community Funding

Website: www.somerset.gov.uk 

Mendip District Council Voluntary Sector Funding 

Website: www.mendip.gov.uk 

Sedgemoor District Council Grants programme

Website: www.sedgemoor.gov.uk 

South Somerset District Council Grants and Loans

Website: www.southsomerset.gov.uk

West Somerset District Council Grants

Website: www.westsomerset.gov.uk 

West Somerset District Council Hinkley Point Community Fund

Website: www.westsomerset.gov.uk

Taunton Deane Borough Council Grants

Website: www.tauntondeane.gov.uk

Avon & Somerset Constabulary Police Community Trust

Website: www.avonandsomerset.police.uk 

Yarlington Housing Group Community Fund

Website: www.yhg.co.uk

Clark Foundation

e-mail: trustgrants@clarks.com

Telephone: 01458 842553

Bishop Fox’s Educational Foundation 

Website: www.somersetcc.org.uk 

South West Foundation

Website: www.the-foundation.org.uk

Taunton’s Women’s Aid

Website: www.tauntonwomensaid.org.uk


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