NEWS RELEASE – £2,500 grants available for local charities from The Somerset Fund

In brief:

Grants from The Somerset Fund available for local charities thanks to generous local donors

Grants up to £2,500 are now available for smaller charities and grassroots groups based in Somerset. Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) manages The Somerset Fund and is encouraging smaller charities and community groups that run on less than £100,000 per year to apply now for funding. The grants are ‘unrestricted’, which means they can be used to pay for ongoing running costs, also known as ‘core costs’. Applications to the Fund can be made through SCF’s website and the deadline to apply is Monday 22 February, 2021.

 It would be great if you could find room to publish this story (full story & supporting pic attached) in your next publication.

You can also find this news story online, here.

Many thanks,


Sue Wheeler (she/her)
Communications & Events Manager

My usual working days are Monday – Thursday

Please note the SCF team are currently working from home


Yeoman House | The Royal Bath and West Showground | Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN

01749 344949 |

Registered Charity no 1094446 | Company no 4530979

Dear Clerks,

Project Grants – applications are being encouraged from any group or individuals to apply for funding for projects that will assist other members of the community or to learn new skills that will benefit clubs and organisations within the community, applicants must live in Sedgemoor and any projects should benefit residents of Sedgemoor.

An emergency support for groups affected by Covid-19 grants scheme has been set up and applications must be received no later than 28 February 2021 (please note that “non Covid applications have a closing date of 29 January 2021).


All details of the various grants schemes and application forms can be found on the Sedgemoor District Council website: Grants Programme 2020/21 (

Please could all Councils promote these funding opportunities, any questions please contact

Mrs Leila Nicholson

Committee Manager

Democratic Services

Sedgemoor District Council

Tel: 01278 435739

3 December 2020

Wedmore Housing Need Survey

Morning  all,

It’s critical that as many as possible complete the survey so would appreciate any help
Kind regards
Wedmore Parish Council Clerk
Wedmore Parish Council,
Grant’s Lane, Wedmore Somerset
BS284EA Telephone 713087,

Questionnaires can be completed online, by clicking this link.

From: Claire Faun <>
Date: Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 5:09 PM
Subject: [OFFICIAL] – Wedmore Housing Needs survey

News Release

Sedgemoor District Council                                                                    Corporate Relations Manager:  Claire Faun

Bridgwater House                                                                                                                  Direct Dial:  01278 435320

King Square, Bridgwater

Somerset, TA6 3AR                                                                                        e-mail:

General Enquiries:   0300 303 7800                                                                      

Date:  3 December, 2020

 Wedmore Housing Need Survey

The village of Wedmore in Sedgemoor is currently seeing unprecedented levels of new build housing, with some residents and visitors saying further development is too much and not needed.

Responding to local calls from people living in Wedmore, Sedgemoor District Council is carrying out a new housing need assessment of local housing demands and unmet needs.

Sedgemoor’s Housing Development Manager, Duncan Harvey said … “With so much house building currently taking place in Wedmore and local concerns about possible further housebuilding, the Council has listened to local views about future housing development in the village. Wedmore is a beautiful village, where some local people find themselves priced out from accessing decent, suitable housing at a price they can afford. We have decided to carry out this survey to capture an up to date insight into local housing demand and unmet housing need, which in turn will inform any proposals for further house building proposals in Wedmore.”


Anyone who feels that they will need help finding a suitable and affordable home of their own for whatever reason, are encouraged to respond to the survey.

Questionnaires can be completed online, by clicking this link.

 Anyone doesn’t want to complete the questionnaire online or would prefer to fill out a paper copy, they should contact Rebekah Wood, Housing Development Assistant on 01278 435314 or email

Claire Faun
Corporate Relations Manager
Sedgemoor District Council

Tel:        01278 435320



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