Somerset Community Foundation has been inspiring community philanthropy since 2002.
Our vision for Somerset is a county of vibrant, inclusive communities where voluntary organisations and social enterprises thrive, transforming and enhancing the lives of the most disadvantaged people. Our mission is to be the catalyst for inspirational philanthropy, providing a simpler and more effective way for donors to make a lasting difference in Somerset through community investment and thought leadership.
We aim, through the provision of a blended package of loans and grants, to help voluntary, charity and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations based in the county of Somerset start new initiatives or grow successful ones to become more financially sustainable
We understand that social investment will be new to many local VCSE organisations, and successful applicants receive a lot of advice and support from our knowledgeable staff to help them succeed in their venture.