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Yeoman House, The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN, United Kingdom

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Somerset Community Foundation

Somerset Community Foundation are part of a national network of Community Foundations, charities dedicated to strengthening local communities, creating opportunities and tackling issues of disadvantage and exclusion.

What are Community Foundations?

We make a difference by directing grants to local charities in Somerset and voluntary organisations in Yeovil and Somerset that make a genuine and lasting impact on the lives of local people. Importantly, Community Foundations are independent and “Cause-neutral”. Our only agenda is to make sure that local giving meets the most pressing local needs.

Community Foundations have been active in the UK since the 1980’s. There are approximately 60 Foundations now established across the country covering about 90% of the UK population.

Somerset Community Foundation was set up in 2002 to provide a new independent funding body to tackle poverty and disadvantage throughout Somerset. The Foundation has two unique characteristics:

We are able to support a diverse range of charitable causes across Somerset, which means that the Foundation can respond to the specific and changing needs of each community.

And - we provide a flexible, professional and personal 'donor service' to help them achieve their specific charitable goals within Somerset.

At the heart of our approach is a strong belief in the importance of helping communities respond to their local circumstances in their own way.

Our Vision

We work to promote vibrant, inclusive communities in Somerset through developing a culture of local giving and enabling voluntary groups to combat disadvantage and isolation.

Find out how you can help Somerset Community Foundation, here.

Our Mission

  • Identifying and prioritising needs where we can play a unique role and, more than others, make a real difference.
  • Developing programmes and projects to address priority needs through voluntary groups and strategic partnerships.
  • Developing long–term funding programmes which, allow major individual and corporate donors to achieve their objectives, attract trust funds and encourage legacies and promote support from private individuals, local businesses and the wider community.
  • Accessing Government and institutional funds, which support our Vision.
  • Identifying and utilising local expertise, which can support community programmes.
  • Managing activities and funds professionally and meeting rigorous compliance and governance standards.
  • Raising our profile especially among potential donors and community organisations.
  • Demonstrating our effectiveness to all our stakeholders.

Somerset Community Foundation - Dedicated to strengthening local communities, creating opportunities and tackling issues of disadvantage and exclusion.

Somerset Community Foundation
Yeoman House, The Royal Bath & West Showground,
Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN

General Enquiries

Tel 01749 344949
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To visit Somerset Community Foundation’s website for more information, click here.

Find out way in which you can give to Somerset Community Foundation, here.

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yoursomersettown.co.uk serves Yeovil, Frome, Street, Taunton, Wells and Exmoor

Head Office: 163 Seabourne Road, Bournemouth. BH5 2HH
Contact details Yeovil office: 07900 99648607900 996486 e-mail: deborah@yoursomersettown.co.uk