Somer Valley Small Grants programme

This grant programme is open for applications.

Opening Date:
27th September 2017 , 9:00 am
Closing Date:
The programme will be open until all funds have been awarded.
Maximum grant awarded:
Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

What can you apply for?
To be eligible for a grant from the Somer Valley  Programme your work/activity must benefit people who are disadvantaged.

The beneficiaries may be disadvantaged due to poverty, disability, age, location or culture. The work/activity should reflect the concerns and priorities of the target beneficiaries and fit well with existing community provision and MUST be delivered in the Somer Valley.

Who can apply?
Somer Valley Small Grants are targeted at small organisations with charitable aims where a small amount of money can make a significant difference.

Applicants must be working in the towns and parishes of Camerton, Chilcompton, Coleford, Farrington Gurney, High Littleton, Holcombe, Kilmersdon, Midsomer Norton, Paulton, Peasedown St John, Radstock, Shoscombe, Stratton on the Fosse, Timsbury and Westfield.  This being the area defined by the Somer Valley Partnership when the funding was first made available.
Whilst there are no limits to the size of organisation which may apply for Grant, if an applicant organisation has more than 8 months of its annual expenditure in unrestricted reserves then its application will be considered a lower priority for funding. If your organisation is holding significant financial reserves you will need to make it clear why these reserves cannot be used to cover the cost of the activity.

The Somer Valley Small grants programme will be open for applications from the 27th September 2017 until all funds have been awarded.

Please download and read the guidelines below before applying for a grant.