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Grants for voluntary and community organisations

Grants are available for projects benefiting Somerset West and Taunton residents.

Voluntary and community organisation small grants

Somerset Community Foundation can provide financial help towards the running, delivery or project costs of voluntary and community organisations in the Somerset West and Taunton area.

If you’d like to register your organisation for information or apply for funding please email info@somersetcf.org.uk

Somerset West Local Lottery

Good causes in the Somerset West and Taunton area can sign up to benefit from the Somerset West Local Lottery

Taunton unparished fund

The fund is for community improvements in the unparished area of Taunton. Following district council elections in May, a decision will be made on how these funds are administered.

Additional support and advice with funding applications

The charity Engage and Community Council for Somerset (CCS) offer support and advice with funding applications including needs evidence surveys, help with bid-writing, project and business planning. CCS are also able to offer free funding searches for community groups and organisations in Taunton Deane. Somerset Community Foundation manages more than 70 funds for individuals, companies, trusts and public bodies. They support various voluntary groups and social enterprises in Somerset.

Planning obligations funds – West Somerset

Grants are available for communities in the former West Somerset Council area affected by local developments. The levels of funding available and areas able to benefit will change dependent on planning consent and the conditions set. 

Our business support webpage can signpost you to grants that could be available from other organisations.

Housing grants

You can get advice on Disabled Facilities Grants from Somerset West Private Sector Housing Partnership.

Funding provided by EDF Energy to mitigate the impact of the new nuclear power station is being used to help local people find a home.

With our local partners we are using the money to provide a range of initiatives.