Statement on our approach to grant making through the HPC Community Fund

March 12, 2020

We are aware of recent allegations made against one of the organisations funded by the Hinkley Point C Community Fund about the use of their grant. In light of these allegations, Somerset Community Foundation wishes to make the following statement:

“Every organisation supported by HPC Community Fund grant is monitored closely to ensure compliance with the terms of their grant and to assess their impact in our local communities.

We do not necessarily fund everything included in an application, and we can amend awards during implementation in the light of experience and changing circumstances. If grants are not used for the purpose they were awarded, we will take remedial action and if necessary reclaim monies. We do not comment on individual awards, but we can confirm that, to date, we have not had to recover any grants that have been awarded.”

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