Grant Funds for Somerset Charities

Did you know? If you are a grassroots community group based in Somerset you can apply for a grant up to the value of £2,500. The funding is provided by The Somerset Fund run by Somerset Community Foundation (SCF).

The Somerset Fund is encouraging applications from smaller charities and community groups that run on less than £100,000 per year.

The grants will be ‘unrestricted’, which means they can be used to pay for ongoing running costs, also known as ‘core costs. The Somerset Fund will support local people of all ages and a wide range of causes, including:
 giving the best start in life to the most disadvantaged children
 growing the life skills of young people
 improving the mental health of people of all ages
 increasing opportunities for better physical health
 supporting people with disabilities and life-limiting illnesses, and their carers

Laura Blake, Development Director at SCF explains: “We created The Somerset Fund to bring local businesses and
families together to support small, local charities. The Fund offers a simple and rewarding way to give to good
causes, with all donations matched by 50% thanks to funding from Somerset County Council. We’re hugely grateful
to the local businesses and families who have chosen to give through The Somerset Fund so far

The Somerset Fund has already supported almost 30 good causes in the county, and awarded almost £27,000 in grants to local grassroots charities.

Applications to the Fund through SCF’s website and the deadline to apply is Friday 16 October 2020

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