The Somerset Fund

The Somerset Fund brings together local businesses and individuals who are passionate about Somerset and helps them change the world on their doorstep. It’s a simple and rewarding way to give back to a wide range of local causes from Wincanton to Watchet.

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Donations are boosted by an incredible 50% thanks to matched funding from Somerset Council, meaning your giving makes an even greater impact.

Why support The Somerset Fund?

Somerset is a wonderful place to live, with incredible countryside, rich history and wonderful food.  But behind the rural idyll hides a great deal of disadvantage:

  • 1 in 6 older people in Somerset often feel lonely
  • There are 15,000 children growing up in poverty in Somerset
  • There are 400 homeless households in Somerset and hundreds more ‘hidden homeless’
  • 4,000 of our neighbours live in the 20% most deprived neighbourhoods in England
Local charities and community groups are vital in helping those in need, but it’s tougher than ever for them to get funding for their work. By supporting The Somerset Fund, you’ll support the unsung heroes of our communities who work under the radar to give their time, talent and expertise to make Somerset a place where everyone can thrive.
What are the benefits of giving through The Somerset Fund?

As a supporter of The Somerset Fund you’ll benefit from a range of opportunities that celebrate local giving and bring like-minded people together:

  • Networking events: we’ll bring our network together to regularly build connections and hear from the great causes you’re supporting
  • Volunteering opportunities: if you or your employees are looking for ways to lend their skills and expertise to local charities, we can help connect you to local volunteering opportunities in Somerset
  • PR opportunities: we can profile your support through press releases, our e-newsletter and social media channels and all supporters of The Somerset Fund will be listed in our annual review and on our website
  • Regular updates: you’ll receive regular case studies and an annual impact report to show you the difference you’re making and which can be used to celebrate your support
Somerset Fund case studies
Support The Somerset Fund today

To support The Somerset Fund, or find out more, please contact Fiona Foster, Philanthropy Manager at Somerset Community Foundation on 01749 344949 or 07403 485348, or email Fiona Foster

Read The Somerset Fund publications and reports

To view our publications, please click on the thumbnail. To download or view it as a PDF, simply click on the hyperlink (the name of the publication).

Download The Somerset Fund Impact Report 2022/23

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Download The Somerset Fund Impact Report 2021/22
















Download The Somerset Fund Impact Report 2020/21
















Download The Somerset Fund Report 2019/20

Download The Somerset Fund Brochure
















Download The Somerset Fund poster

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