Building stronger Somerset communities together

We’re a charity that helps passionate people in Somerset change the world on their doorstep. We do this by funding amazing local charities and providing rewarding and impactful ways for donors to give to the causes and places they care about.

We strive to build stronger communities in Somerset where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.


November 24, 2023


By Emily Berridge, Insights and Research Manager

It gives me great pleasure to begin working with Somerset Community Foundation as their first ever Research and Insights Manager. Honestly, I feel a little like I’ve arrived; I’ve been wanting to use my research skills to move into the charity sector for a long time. From my very first Sociology lesson in year 10 at Frome College and my very first research project about people’s views on the death penalty, doing research, reading about how to do research, and arguing about the best ways to do research (yes, really!) continues to excite me 20 years later. (more…)

November 23, 2023

This year Summerfield Developments marked 200 years in business by choosing two new Taunton-based charity partners: The Albemarle Centre, Taunton and North Taunton Partnership. The local charities will both receive three years of flexible funding to support their vital community work through Summerfield’s Force for Good Fund, managed by Somerset Community Foundation (SCF).



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