Funding Opportunities


Alternative Funding Support

The Growing Grant fund is open for Spring 2023. There are also alternative funding opportunities available to you.

Somerset Community Foundation (SCF)

SCF keep a list of grants open to community groups for various purposes (and those which are currently closed but due to reopen for applications).

Main Grants for Groups programme is open until 4th March - grants of up to £5,000 for projects specifically targeting:

  • children and young people to help them reach their potential and address the challenges they face
  • adults with mental health problems to maintain their own health and wellbeing
  • older people to age well and reduce isolation and loneliness

The next round of the Somerset Fund will be opening again in the spiring offering grants of up to £2,500 for groups that have an annual income of under £100,000 per year and runs a:

  • village hall, community centre or community shop
  • park, play area, green space or sports club
  • art, culture, or heritage group
  • community transport scheme

It must connect people in your community so that they have:

  • a range of different activities taking place that reflect local needs
  • an opportunity to discover what they have in common with others.

Spark Somerset

Spark host a list of the latest regional and local funding sources. They also offer funding advice for voluntary and charity groups,

Community Council for Somerset (CCS)

The CCS Smart Community team provide free local expert advice to support you with community consultation, bid writing and business advice. Read more and get in touch with the CSS team.