Funding

Funding support from Spark Somerset

In Somerset, we are facing an increasingly complex and challenging funding landscape when the support and services that voluntary groups and charities provide remain as, if not more, critical.

At Spark we can help you in a number of ways.

Funding Advice

  • Strategic support for developing a fundraising plan, assessing your current fundraising programme and organisational vision, reviewing your budgets and your financial planning, examining the way you present yourself to potential funders and appraising any bids you are preparing.
  • Offering you an affordable, subsidised bid writing or 'case for support' writing service
  • Low cost training and workshops tailored to your particular charity or group
  • A professional review of your organisation's sustainability with recommendations.

Partnership Working and Collaboration

Increasingly, funders are examining whether the charities that they support are working effectively together to solve a community issue. This is an area that will become progressively important in the VCSE sector and is likely to affect many charities and groups in Somerset. We can help you examine opportunities for effective collaboration and actively assist in developing partnerships.

Funding Opportunities

We have access to a broad range of intelligence around grants. We share the latest information on the Somerset Funding Portal and via our social media channels. We can also offer a bespoke search for your charity or group. Follow us on Twitter and join our Funding Support Network on Facebook.

If you are interested in talking to us about any of the support and services outlined here, or you have a specific question about funding that you would like help with please do get in touch with us:

Samantha Carrier, Funding Manager

samantha.carrier@sparksomerset.org.uk

Amelia Norton, Funding Officer

amelia.norton@sparksomerset.org.uk

01458 550973