As a charity supporting the voluntary sector, we are really well placed to know what is going on in our communities.
We’re working with groups on a daily basis, which means that we have an understanding of both the challenges and opportunities they are facing. As well as the more traditional support services, training and volunteering we provide, we are also working on other projects and initiatives, both as a team and in partnership with other organisations.
We can support local towns and parishes to develop their own team of volunteers, helping to create community cohesion. Find out how we're doing this in Frome.
Spark’s Community Partnership Project is a new initiative funded by South West Integrated Personalised Commissioning Programme and the NHS Symphony Programme. We're working with local communities to improve health and wellbeing in South Somerset.
Research: Share, Celebrate, Grow
We've undertaken the first comprehensive ‘State of the Sector’ research in Somerset, in partnership with Somerset County Council, Somerset Community Foundation, Engage and CCS. Share, Celebrate, Grow is the first in-depth report on the state of the VCSE sector in Somerset.
Shape Mendip Lottery
We're proud to support the Shape Mendip Lottery. Set up to support voluntary organisations in Mendip, the Shape Mendip Lottery operates on the principle of raising money within the community, for the community.
Somerset Carers Service
This free service offers carers in Somerset much needed support, and signposts them to information on local groups and events. We are working with the Carers Agents to recruit and manage volunteers to support this service.