SCF launches the Anne Dodgson fund, supporting astronomy education in Somerset

August 24, 2015

Somerset Community Foundation are delighted to announce that launch of their latest fund, the Anne Dodgson Memorial Fund, in memory of Anne who, before her untimely death, made many significant contributions to the promotion of astronomy in Somerset and was instrumental in the founding of the Crewkerne and District Astronomical Society (CADAS).  

A limited number of small grants (maximum of £500) are available from this fund to help people of all ages across Somerset access science education through astronomy, and applications are now invited from community groups and charities. Schools may also apply, via their Parent Teacher Association (or equivalent organisation), but in general we would expect to see a matched contribution towards these projects. We will only consider applications for projects which benefit people living in the county of Somerset (ie. Mendip, Sedgemoor, West Somerset, Taunton Deane and South Somerset).

Please apply using the online application form, available by clicking here. If you prefer a paper copy please contact Karen Collins on 01749 344949 or

If you would like to support science education and astronomy in Somerset through a donation or legacy to the Anne Dodgson Memorial Fund, please contact Justin Sargent on

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 28th October 2015

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