Apply for money for your Somerset group
We give out money so you can:
- build on the good things that already happen in your community
- help people in your community who face challenges and who need extra support.
Most of our money is for small groups in Somerset. That’s because we know they can do things that bigger ones can’t.
Our money isn’t in one big fund, because it comes from lots of different places. So, if you want to ask us for money, you need to use the list below to decide which fund you should apply to. If you’re not sure about something, then ask us.
Before you start to apply
It doesn’t cost anything to apply for money from us and we pay the money to your group as a grant. You don't need to pay a grant back to us, as long as you use it for what you said you would.
You don’t have to be good at writing applications to get a grant from us. If we’re not sure about something, then we’ll ask you. We can also support you if English isn’t your first language, or if you have other access needs.
Remember that many people apply to us for money. We won't have enough to award everyone a grant, so you should think about where else you can get money for your group. The Somerset Funding Portal might be a good place to start.
What money can I apply for today?
Below is a list of all the funds you might be able to apply to today. Please note that we will also be opening some of our own funding programmes in June.
High Sheriff of Somerset Charitable Trust
High Sheriff of Somerset Charitable Trust - Neighbourhood & PCSO Policing Fund
Churchstanton Community Fund
Oake Sunshine Fund
Mendip Hills Fund
#ClubsInCrisis Fund This Fund is now closed to applications
You can apply for money from here if your group uses sport as a vehicle for social good for young people in your local area, and allows them to develop a range of life skills and knowledge that bring a benefit to not only the individual but also to their local community.