We work to promote vibrant, inclusive communities in Somerset through developing a culture of local giving and enabling voluntary groups to combat disadvantage and isolation
and prioritising needs where we can play a unique role and, more than others, make a real difference.
Developing programmes and projects to address priority needs through voluntary groups and strategic partnerships
Developing long–term funding programmes which, allow major individual and corporate donors to achieve their objectives, attract trust funds and encourage legacies and promote support from private individuals, local businesses and the wider community
Accessing Government and institutional funds which support our Vision.
Identifying and utilising local expertise which can support community programmes
Managing activities and funds professionally and meeting rigorous compliance and governance standards
Raising our profile especially among potential donors and community organisations
Demonstrating our effectiveness to all our stakeholders
Our values define how we interact with all our stakeholders and against which we can measure our progress. Our Trustees and employees aim to be:
Far-sighted - making a long-term commitment to communities in Somerset
Committed – to addressing disadvantage and making a real difference.
Focused - on our vision by adding value, cost effectively, to local giving. Knowledgeable –in our understanding of local communities and local issues.
Professional-through delivering a high-quality, transparent service
Fair and equitable -in our behaviours, outlook and actions.
Approachable -communicating effectively with all our stakeholders.
Responsive -in connecting our vision to our donor’s charitable goals.