About Spark Somerset

We have a vision of a Somerset where anyone can make great things happen for their communities

Here at Spark Somerset, we support and champion Somerset’s voluntary and community organisations to help change lives and build healthy, resilient communities.

We do this through the provision of information and advice, training and forums, and by sharing expertise, building partnerships, inspiring social action and advocating on the sector’s behalf at local and national level.

We also run the Volunteer Service, Spark a Change, inspiring people to get involved and make a difference in their communities.

Taken from data provided by NHS Somerset and Reflect Recover Renew findings, this infographic provides a picture of the charity sector in Somerset.

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Here’s a snapshot of just some of the things we have achieved by working together over the past 12 months.

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We have been providing practical support to the voluntary sector in Somerset for many years. We became Spark in April 2016 following the merger of SSVCA's Voluntary Sector Support project and Mendip Community Support. On 1 January 2019, we moved our operations to a new CIO and Spark Somerset was born.

You can read our 2020/21 Impact Report here.

If you would like to find out how we can support your organisation, please email support@sparksomerset.org.uk or get in touch with our team via Live Chat.