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Somerset Community Foundation

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Over the last five years they've made 175 significant donations to registered charities totalling £2,614,344

When Amount Grantee Donors To be used for
31/07/2019 £3,672 WAYFARERS GATEWAY CLUB 1 Core running costs of a social club for adults with learning disabilities in Matock
30/06/2019 £9,429 TAUNTON AND SOMERSET NHS FOUNDATION TRUST GENERAL CHARITABLE FUNDS 2 Equipment for neonatal unit.
30/06/2019 £39,000 HALSWAY MANOR SOCIETY LIMITED 2 Work with 4 primary schools and their communities to explore changing community identity
30/06/2019 £2,500 VISION NORTH SOMERSET 4 New radiators for charity premises.
31/05/2019 £30,000 ROYAL BROMPTON AND HAREFIELD HOSPITALS CHARITY 3 Blood test research to detect genetic heart defects.
31/05/2019 £5,000 THE MINEHEAD HOPE CENTRE TRUST 1 Core running costs of an organisation supporting homeless people in Minehead
31/05/2019 £2,500 BRUSHFORD PARISH HALL CIO 2 Upgrading a car park at a rural community building
31/05/2019 £5,000 ACTIVE AND IN TOUCH FROME 1 Core running costs of combating loneliness and isolation in Frome
31/05/2019 £5,000 THE NELSON TRUST 4 Core running costs of a new women's centre in Bridgwater
30/04/2019 £15,651 ORCHARD VALE TRUST LIMITED 2 Digital inclusion for adults with learning disabilities in Mendip
30/04/2019 £7,500 THE POD 1 Social club for young adults with learning disabilities in Frome
30/04/2019 £2,870 LANGPORT CHURCH COMMUNITY TRUST 1 Social activities and supported volunteering for adults with learning disabilities in Langport
31/03/2019 £69,748 ICAN CHARITY 3 A programme of targeted speech, language and communication interventions for children and young people in Sydenham and Hamp – as well as support for parents and training for professionals
31/03/2019 £5,000 Every Somerset Child's Ability Positively Encouraged 2 A contribution towards the organisation and delivery of away days and excursions for families in Sedgemoor and West Somerset.
31/03/2019 £75,000 THE THOMAS POOLE LIBRARY NETHER STOWEY 1 Employment of a Centre Manager to develop outreach and community use of Library
28/02/2019 £2,700 ART CARE EDUCATION 2 Creative, outdoor activities for enhancing wellbeing in adults experiencing mental health problems.
28/02/2019 £4,300 WASSAIL THEATRE COMPANY LTD 2 Live theatre raising awareness around mental ill health for young people.
31/01/2019 £99,037 UPS AND DOWNS SOUTH WEST 4 A project which will equip parents and schools with coping strategies to reduce stress and anxiety for children and young people with Down Syndrome
31/01/2019 £8,000 STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE 1 A series of workshops in schools and businesses to equip people with skills to manage potential situations of conflict
31/12/2018 £5,000 DUNSTER MEMORIAL HALL 1 Refurbishment works to include a new storage space and staircase at Dunster Memorial Hall Museum – freeing-up other room to showcase more items and providing extra community space.
31/12/2018 £3,850 THE ROTARY CLUB OF FROME SELWOOD CHARITABLE TRUST FUND 1 Small grants to help older people stay warm in winter
31/12/2018 £6,000 CREATIVITY WORKS FOR EVERYONE 3 Formation of mental health peer groups
31/12/2018 £5,000 CREATING LEARNING OPPORTUNITES IN WESTERN SOMERSET FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS 1 A series of weekly parent and child sessions delivered in Stogursey, Kilve, Holford, Williton, Stogumber, and Cannington.
30/11/2018 £14,500 Citizens Advice Bureau - South Somerset 2 Small grants to help older people stay warm in winter
30/11/2018 £3,000 WE HEAR YOU 2 Pilot of an ecotherapy project for people with cancer
30/11/2018 £2,500 THE SPEKE HALL 2 Contribution towards the refurbishment of a village hall.
30/11/2018 £3,000 Every Somerset Child's Ability Positively Encouraged 2 Core costs of delivering support to families with children who have special educational needs and disabilities.
30/11/2018 £3,000 Age UK Somerset Small grants to help older people stay warm in winter
30/11/2018 £4,142 FRIENDS OF FAIRMEAD 1 Interactive sculptures created by students with special educational needs alongside a visiting artist
30/11/2018 £2,500 METHODIST HOMES 7 Friendship group for isolated older people.
30/11/2018 £5,000 BACK ON TRACK (SOMERSET) 2 Core running costs of an equine-assisted educational project for local young people.
30/11/2018 £8,000 WE HEAR YOU 2 Activity groups for women affected by cancer
31/10/2018 £368,092 THE NELSON TRUST 4 An education and targeted intervention programme supporting vulnerable women and girls.
31/10/2018 £10,000 Samaritans of Taunton and Somerset 1 A three-year community support outreach project based in Bridgwater, Taunton and West Somerset targeting vulnerable or at risk people.
31/10/2018 £10,000 SWEDA 5 Core running costs
31/10/2018 £30,000 Taunton Street Pastors 1 Supporting Street Pastors to grow and provide support to vulnerable people in Bridgwater.
30/09/2018 £3,500 ELIM FOURSQUARE GOSPEL ALLIANCE 5 Core costs of providing outreach services to homeless people in Mendip
30/09/2018 £5,000 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY 7 Core funding to support people affected by multiple sclerosis
30/09/2018 £2,500 THE COMMUNITY YOUTH PROJECT (SOMERSET) 1 Core costs of a youth club in the Charltons.
31/08/2018 £164,513 Community Council for Somerset 4 Providing support to existing BME groups, incoming workers and their families, events and training.
31/08/2018 £10,000 WARMED HEART 1 A mental health support programme for young people.
31/08/2018 £3,500 CHARIS (CHRISTIAN HELP & ACTION FOR REFUGEES IN SOMERSET) 1 English language courses for recently arrived refugees
31/08/2018 £3,000 HOPE FOR TOMORROW 1 Contribution towards the refit of a mobile cancer care unit.
31/07/2018 £95,700 West Somerset Railway Association (WSR) 2 Funding a Community Engagement Manager to develop outreach work, create a volunteer programme, and encourage the community to utilise the Railway and its resources.
30/06/2018 £5,000 SOUTH BARROW RECREATION TRUST 1 Playground equipment for a rural community
31/05/2018 £180,000 Diversity Voice 1 Providing legal and welfare advice, events, training, and English language support
31/05/2018 £226,400 WESTFIELD UNITED REFORMED CHURCH 1 Providing community worker support and updating facilities for community and outreach work in Bridgwater.
31/05/2018 £35,000 St George's Church Wembdon 1 Community outreach, events and support organised by a new Centre Worker for the benefit of a growing community.
31/05/2018 £142,000 HOME-START WEST SOMERSET 1 Volunteer-led project supporting vulnerable families in Stogursey, Wiliton and Watchet, as well as activities and events for the wider community.
31/05/2018 £108,923 West Somerset Advice Bureau 1 Housing support services and additional training for volunteers to provide extra support to growing communities.
31/05/2018 £5,000 THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH OF HEATHFIELD WITH COTFORD ST LUKE 2 Contribution towards a new community building
31/05/2018 £2,500 ACTIVE AND IN TOUCH FROME 1 Core costs of combating isolation and loneliness among older people in Frome
31/05/2018 £4,900 CREATING LEARNING OPPORTUNITES IN WESTERN SOMERSET FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS 1 Business development to meet the needs of young families across West Somerset.
31/05/2018 £2,500 LYDEARD ST. LAWRENCE PARENTS, TEACHERS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION 1 Increasing sporting capacity during breakfast and after-school clubs
31/05/2018 £5,000 STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE 1 Core running costs of delivering violence prevention programmes in schools.
31/05/2018 £3,337 ELIM FOURSQUARE GOSPEL ALLIANCE 5 Youth volunteering in Wells
31/05/2018 £5,000 DOROTHY HOUSE 2 Pilot 'hospice at home' project offering respite, end of life and crisis care to local residents
31/03/2018 £4,376 Age UK Somerset Exercise classes for older people in Beckington, Coleford, Nunney and Templecombe
31/03/2018 £4,000 CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE 9 Setting up a telephone counselling service to overcome traffic impacts on Cruse volunteers
16/03/2018 £19,250 We Hear You 2 People with long-term health conditions
28/02/2018 £3,000 Bay Centre (Formerly Burnham-on-Sea Youth Centre) 1 Rufurbishment of communty buiding in Burnham on Sea.
28/02/2018 £3,000 Henhayes Centre 1 Monday Memory Group in Crewkerne for people living with dementia
28/02/2018 £2,800 CHARIS 1 Feasibility study for a new welcome centre for refugees and asylum seekers
28/02/2018 £2,500 Reminiscence Learning 2 Intergenerational forest school activities for children and older people with dementia
28/02/2018 £2,500 Somerton Scout Group 1 New trailer for transporting equipment to camp
28/02/2018 £3,000 DeafPLUS 5 Living with Hearing Loss Lipreading Tutor
28/02/2018 £2,500 The Community Youth Project (Somerset) 1 Staff and volunteer training to improve youth work delivery across South Somerset
28/02/2018 £4,680 The Footprints Project 7 Volunteer mentoring programme for ex-offenders
28/02/2018 £2,832 Revitalise Respite Holidays 3 Essential respite breaks for disabled people and carers in Somerset
28/02/2018 £5,000 Ilminster Entertainment Society 2 Acquisition of community asset for a local youth arts group.
28/02/2018 £3,080 Mendip YMCA 1 Activities to support the transition to independent living for vulnerable young people
28/02/2018 £4,020 Spark (formerly SSVCA) 1 Peer research local engagement exercise
28/02/2018 £6,648 FRIENDS OF MINEHEAD FIRST SCHOOL 1 Development of the outdoor play area at Minehead First School
28/02/2018 £4,597 SOUTH SOMERSET CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU 2 Support for those with mental health and debt needs.
28/02/2018 £4,000 SPARKS (WELLS) 1 Building extension to increase the capacity of a childcare provision in Wells.
28/02/2018 £5,000 THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH OF ST JAMES THE GREAT, YEOVIL 2 Contribution towards new community building.
28/02/2018 £5,000 CREATING LEARNING OPPORTUNITES IN WESTERN SOMERSET FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS 1 Core running costs
31/01/2018 £4,980 Take Art 2 Word/Play project - an early stage intervention for people experiencing mental ill health,
31/12/2017 £3,900 Rotary Club of Frome Selwood 1 Small grants to help older people stay warm in winter
31/12/2017 £3,500 Wells Vineyard 1 Recycling of donated furniture to people in need
18/12/2017 £25,000 Support for People in Need (SW) Ltd 1 People living in poverty and/or are financially excluded
30/11/2017 £3,000 Galhampton Village Hall and Playing Field 3 Purchase and installation of hearing loop system
30/11/2017 £4,833 YMCA Taunton 1 Youth volunteering project to establish a community cafe
30/11/2017 £3,000 Yeovil Opportunity Group 1 Early years education to children with a disability or additional needs
30/11/2017 £4,000 Taunton Opportunity Group 1 Early years education to children with a disability or additional needs
30/11/2017 £5,000 Hawkridge Village Hall Committee 2 Renovation of village hall serving a remote Exmoor community
30/11/2017 £16,500 Citizens Advice Bureau - South Somerset 2 Small grants to help older people stay warm in winter.
30/11/2017 £3,208 Home-Start West Somerset 1 Volunteer support to families with young children at risk of family breakdown or crisis
30/11/2017 £3,000 Mendip YMCA 1 Youth councils in Yeovil Glastonbury and Street
30/11/2017 £3,404 Openstorytellers Ltd 5 Supporting young people with additional needs in Frome to challenge perception of disabiity
30/11/2017 £3,208 The Open Door TAUNTON 2 Support for people experiencing homelessness in Taunton.
30/11/2017 £5,000 North Petherton Community Centre 2 Community centre kitchen refurbishment
30/11/2017 £3,404 Children's World 2 Youth volunteering and fundraising project in Glastonbury
30/11/2017 £3,300 Age UK Somerset Small grants to help older people stay warm in winter.
30/11/2017 £3,300 Quartet Community Foundation 3 Quartet Community Foundation's Somerset Crimebeat Trust grants awarded - payment of grant total award amount £3,000 plus 10% support costs.
30/11/2017 £5,000 South Somerset Community Accessible Transport 1 Social car scheme for people who are isolated
30/11/2017 £5,000 Spark (formerly SSVCA) 1 Promotion of youth social action in Frome
30/11/2017 £5,000 BRIDGWATER FOODBANK 1 Contribution towards purchase of new premises.
31/10/2017 £31,500 Community Council for Somerset 4 Small grants to help older people stay warm in winter.
30/09/2017 £2,583 Ups and Downs South West 4 Family support clinics for parents or carers of children with Down Syndrome.
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