For anyone who is supporting our communities, whether that's through an established organisation, or a COVID-19 response group.

Join us to catch up on what’s happening locally, share learning, and start to think about what's next for our communities.

Free Forum for Town and Parish Councils in Somerset

Over the past few months, we have seen an incredible response to COVID-19 in our communities. Volunteers, established groups, and town and parish councils joined forces to offer a lifeline to vulnerable residents, and many are continuing to offer this vital service. This event will showcase some of the Town and Parish Councils who spearheaded the response to the pandemic in their local communities. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the amazing work that has taken place, share learning, and explore how local councils can engage with and support social action going forward.

Taking place on Tuesday 15th September at 10am. You can register via Zoom here.

Free Forum for VCSE Organisations in Taunton and West Somerset

Meet Jenny Hannis, our new Voluntary Sector Adviser for Taunton and West Somerset, and find out more about what support we can offer. We'll be joined by Andy Ridgwell from Somerset Community Foundation who will talk about their latest funding opportunities and share some advice on how to make a successful application. Plus our Volunteer Development Manager, Charlotte Jones, will talk about our new digital volunteering platform, Spark a Change, and give some tips on volunteer recruitment. We'll also talk about life beyond COVID-19 for VCSEs, and there will be the chance to network with other organisations operating in the area.

Taking place on Tuesday 15th October at 10am. You can register via Zoom here.