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Funding available for community groups in Somerset West and Taunton

Jul 18, 2019

From Monday 5 August, community groups in the Somerset West and Taunton council area can apply for small grants of up to £1,000. The Somerset West and Taunton Voluntary and Community Sector Small Grants Fund, managed by Somerset Community Foundation on behalf of the Council, is accepting applications until Friday 6 September.

Local charities, community groups and social enterprises can apply for funding towards projects, capital purchases or ongoing running costs (also known as core costs).

Last year, 23 local groups were awarded a total of £20,355 from the fund:

  • Back on Track - £1,000
  • CHARIS - £1,000
  • Christmas Sparkle - £1,000
  • Escape Support Group - £500
  • GoCreate Taunton - £1,000
  • Kingston St Mary Youth Group - £1,000
  • Neroche Local History Group - £555
  • North Taunton Partnership - £1,000
  • On Your Bike - £1,000
  • Samaritans of Taunton & Somerset - £1,000
  • St Mary Magdalene PCC - £500
  • Somerset Wildlife Trust - £1,000
  • Stand Against Violence - £1,000
  • Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir - £500
  • Taunton East Development Trust - £1,000
  • The Friendship Circle of Langford Budville - £500
  • Trull PC - £1,000
  • Ups and Downs South West - £1,000
  • Wellington Community Counselling - £1,000
  • Wellington Mills - £800
  • Wellington Petanque Club - £1,000
  • Wellsprings Chapel - £1,000
  • Work-Wise - £1,000

Further funding is also available from the Big Energy Switch Fund. Grants of up to £500 for community-led activities that help reduce energy costs and carbon emissions, such as fitting LED lighting or ‘smart’ controls in community buildings or minor measures in the homes of vulnerable people, are open for applications until Friday 6 September.

To apply for funding from the Somerset West and Taunton Voluntary and Community Sector Small Grants Fund, visit: www.somersetcf.org.uk/swt-smallgrants or for the Big Energy Switch Fund visit: www.somersetcf.org.uk/bigenergyswitch

If you run a local community project and would like to find out about the range of grants and social investments on offer from Somerset Community Foundation then please call 01749 344949 or visit: www.somersetcf.org.uk


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