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Apr 27, 2016
Book your place now on our next FREE Forum
Mar 1, 2016
Nominations are now open for this year’s Somerset Star Volunteer Awards.
Feb 9, 2016

ARMED FORCES DAY GRANTS – Grants up to £10,000 (application deadline 25 March 2016)

Feb 9, 2016

Grants up to £400,000 to develop and sustain arts-based activities (next application deadline 1 March 2016)

Feb 3, 2016


Feb 3, 2016

Funding for community groups proposing to undertake well-planned tree planting projects during National Tree Week

Feb 2, 2016

Application deadline 29 February 2016



Feb 2, 2016

Application deadline 1 March 2016


Jan 28, 2016

MOTO IN THE COMMUNITY TRUST – Grants up to £10,000 for charities operating within 10 miles of a Moto site (applications may be made at any time)

Jan 26, 2016
Grants up to £100,000
Jan 26, 2016
Grants up to £10,000
Jan 19, 2016
Guide to insuring your voluntary organisation
Jan 14, 2016

The Postcode Local Trust is currently inviting applications that encourage lasting benefits by bringing people together to:

Jan 14, 2016

The Transform Foundation, a registered charity, offers grants to other UK registered charities in England and Wales who need investment for their digital development.

Jan 12, 2016
Details of the next Frome Community Forum are available

Dec 3, 2015
Details of our Christmas Holiday dates
Oct 26, 2015
Voluntary and Community Fair 2015
May 6, 2015
Volunteer Drop-in Day at the RedBrick Building

Jan 13, 2015
Latest round up of DBS news is now available to view.
Oct 6, 2014
The latest eNewsletter from Somerset Community Foundation
Sep 30, 2014
Our volunteering opportunities page is now back!
Sep 29, 2014

Mendip Community Support is inviting local community groups to hear more about the Wells Neighbourhood Plan and have their say in the future of the city at meeting on Wednesday 8th October at 2pm, at the Swan Hotel, Sadler Street, Wells.  

Sep 19, 2014
Small grants for community projects
Sep 18, 2014

The September Mendip Parish Bulletin is available for you to view now.
Sep 18, 2014
Some new and interesting funds added.
Jul 15, 2014
Lots of updates have been made.
Jul 10, 2014
There are three different grants available.
Jul 10, 2014

Funding is available for projects that advance citizenship or community development in England, Scotland, and Wales.

Jul 3, 2014
Want to change your community for the better? Do you have an idea that needs money to get it off the ground? The Making a Difference Fund has reopened!
Jul 1, 2014
Sign up time increased from 14 days to 19 days
Jun 25, 2014

Networking forum for voluntary sector groups

Jun 25, 2014
Networking forum for voluntary sector groups
Jun 25, 2014
Don't miss out, renew your subscription now!
Jun 11, 2014
Coming soon - have you had your invite?
Jun 11, 2014

Part Time Communications Manager position with Openstorytellers Frome

Jun 11, 2014
Launching on the 16th June at the Cheese & Grain
May 21, 2014
Issue 46 of the Charity Commission news is now available.
May 21, 2014
Think twice before using your mobile phone while driving!
May 6, 2014
The latest Somerset Care & Repair Newsletter is now available.
Mar 31, 2014
The March edition of the Safe Network Newsletter is now available.
Mar 31, 2014
"Employment Allowance" of up to £2,000
Mar 28, 2014
New Community Safety Scheme "Safe Places" launched across Somerset by Avon & Somerset Constabulary, in partnership with SCC, Compass Disability and Mencap Lufton College
Mar 28, 2014
Local food update from Incredible Edible Somerset for March 2014
Mar 12, 2014
The cost of posting goes up on the 31st March 2014
Mar 7, 2014

The Community Grants Programme is a partnership programme between the South West Foundation and the Learning Curve.

Mar 7, 2014
Application form and guidance
Mar 6, 2014
Fuel poverty help and advice for vulnerable Somerset residents
Mar 6, 2014
How can Big Lottery Fund best help communities and people most in need. Shape our future vision
Mar 3, 2014

Our Volunteer Centre is now mobile!!!

Feb 27, 2014
Important information about the DBS service.
Feb 10, 2014

Somerset Community Foundation Flood Relief Grant

Jan 22, 2014
MCS are looking for a volunter driver.
Jan 9, 2014
New fund added with a short deadline.
Dec 11, 2013
Mind in Somerset will be keeping their service open during the christmas period
Nov 27, 2013

A guide to recruiting and supporting volunteers with hearing loss

Nov 8, 2013

Takes place on Thursday 28th November 2013.

Oct 30, 2013

The latest Charity Commission news is now available.

Oct 29, 2013
A new Membership Body for the Chair of Charities has been launched.
Oct 24, 2013
Hurd launches £2m fund to support young ex-gang members
Oct 21, 2013
If you refer single parents to support services, Single Parent Action Network (SPAN) can help.
Oct 14, 2013
Check out the latest funding in our Member Area
Oct 14, 2013
New events have been added to our What's On Calendar, don't forget to check in and see what's happening.
Oct 7, 2013
Members can now see details of the latest DBS Update Service
Oct 7, 2013
The latest MCS Funding & News newsletter is now available for you to download by clicking here
Sep 30, 2013
Details of the next Frome Community Forum are available by clicking here
Sep 17, 2013

Where commissioners can promote opportunities and tenders for the Voluntary and Community sector.

Aug 23, 2013
Don't forget to return your membership forms for 2013/14
Aug 23, 2013
Details of new funding available in the Members Area of our website.
Jul 31, 2013
Details of a new event have been added to our Calendar
Jul 23, 2013
The latest MCS Funding Newsletter is now available to our members and can be found here
Jul 7, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Click to
May 24, 2013
Time to say thank you!
May 10, 2013
Download the Programme and Booking Form here...
Apr 24, 2013

Not to be missed...

Mar 6, 2013
Can you help?
Feb 27, 2013
Presentations from national and local funders
Jan 15, 2013

Worthy causes could receive gift of young trees.

Dec 19, 2012

Effective April 2013

Dec 19, 2012

From Shepton Town Council

Dec 19, 2012
 By Wells Journal | Thursday, December 13, 2012, 11:00
Dec 11, 2012
Now open in the UK
Dec 4, 2012
Funding available
Nov 28, 2012
New funding round!
Oct 20, 2012
Find out more here..
Oct 11, 2012
27th October 2012
Sep 18, 2012

How to improve your funding bids and publicity

Aug 28, 2012
Good causes have a chance to apply for a grant...
Aug 8, 2012

Health and Social Care Act 2012

Jun 27, 2012
My name is Denise Timmins and I have worked with Mendip Community Support since 2010
Jun 19, 2012
"We don't want volunteers to be put off by the burden and cost of taking out extra personal insurance when it's not even needed..."
Jun 1, 2012

Ann Watson and Claire Chettoe now have new email addresses.

May 30, 2012
MCS need an enthusiastic person to manage our Volunteer Centre
Apr 17, 2012

How to make your group more successful

Feb 10, 2012
 funding for numeracy and/or financial literacy projects
Feb 1, 2012
funding information
Feb 1, 2012
 Funding to tackly stigma and discrimination around mental health - opens Feb 2012
Jan 23, 2012

Managing money better - deadline 13th February.

Jan 11, 2012

Communities Living Sustainably Fund deadline 31st Jan.

Jan 6, 2012
Final bidding round deadline 31st January 2012
Nov 28, 2011

Applications can be made at any time.

Nov 16, 2011

Deadline December 1st

Oct 4, 2011

Congratulations to our winners.

Jul 5, 2011
New grants announced...
Jun 7, 2011
£1,600 for local garden projects.
May 17, 2011
Unfortunately we have taken the decision to cancel the Volunteer's Week Fair planned for Friday 3rd June
Apr 20, 2011

Find out at our Volunteers Fair, June 3rd!

Mar 2, 2011
Somerset Community Foundation have just receiving an additional £72,000 for Grassroots Grants.
Feb 16, 2011
March 25th
Feb 2, 2011

 A date for your diary!

Jan 4, 2011

Our next Mendip wide forum for all voluntary groups in the Mendip Area will be on Friday March 11th.

Sep 14, 2010
By Jean Growney
Jul 6, 2010
Frome Canoe Club won the first prize of £50 in our competition
Jul 6, 2010
for groups in the Wells area. 
Jun 22, 2010
Anthony Kennish named as Mendip Volunteer of the Year
May 19, 2010
May 4, 2010

Glastonbury Town Hall, Sat 29th May 2010, 10am to 4pm

Jan 23, 2010
Local groups have now raised more than £480,000 since April 2009.
Jul 21, 2009
Aims to match a Volunteer to the right Opportunity
May 28, 2009

We helped local groups to raise more than £190,000.