Are you passionate about Somerset?

July 2, 2021

Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) has an exciting opportunity for up to three people to shape their future by joining their board of trustees. Successful candidates would help passionate people change the world on their doorstep by supporting SCF’s grant-making programmes and helping to grow their philanthropic services.

 SCF would love to hear from anyone who has experience and knowledge of at least one of the following:

  • Somerset’s voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.
  • The role ‘community’ can play in improving wellbeing and quality of life.
  • Making connections within the Somerset business community.
  • Advising people with the resources to be able to make meaningful contributions.

Justin Sargent, Chief Executive at SCF explains: “By setting the strategic direction of the Foundation and supporting our work, our board of trustees has an essential role in the success of the Foundation. Given the breadth of the causes we support and the diversity of donors we work with, it is also a very rewarding way to contribute to the wellbeing of local communities across Somerset, not least as they recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

“We’re looking for a local person who is able to commit the time to support and promote the Foundation’s mission, and can attend four board meetings a year. In return we’ll provide opportunities to grow and learn as part of the role, as well as the chance to shape the direction of the charity, meet and spend time with people and charities who help make stronger and thriving communities across Somerset, and see first-hand the impact our funding makes to local communities every day.”

SCF would especially welcome applications from minority ethnic people, people with disabilities, younger people, LGBTQ+ people and people with ‘lived experience’ relevant to their work. Previous trustee experience is not necessary to join the board.

For more information, or if you wish to apply, visit:

The deadline to apply is Monday 26 July.

Somerset Community Foundation is a charity that helps passionate people in Somerset change the world on their doorstep by funding local charities and inspiring local giving and philanthropy. They aim to build stronger communities in Somerset where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. They provide rewarding and impactful ways for donors to give through them, to the causes and places they care about most. Together, they fund amazing organisations and the passionate people that change lives every day.

Since SCF were founded in 2002 they’ve awarded more than £15 million in funding, changing thousands of lives across Somerset.

Photo Caption: Interested in becoming a trustee? Justin Sargent, CEO at Somerset Community Foundation, would love to hear from people interested in supporting their grant-making

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