Funding and finance, including SSDC grants & loans

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In this section you will find links to organisations and other online resources that can help you identify possible sources of funding and other financial help.


SPARK - Voluntary Sector Support service


Funding 4 Communities - A free to use funding search portal hosted by the Community Council for Somerset


Funding Central - Funding Central lists thousands of funding and finance opportunities for voluntary organisations and social enterprises registered in England. There's also a wealth of tools and guides supporting you to develop a sustainable income strategy. Free to register and use.


Somerset Community Foundation -  A local funder, Somerset Community Foundation currently manage over 56 funds for individuals, companies, trusts and public bodies.


Finding Finance - Finding Finance is a service provided by the Community Development Finance Association. This website has been designed to help find finance from one of CDFA's members. Support, advice, mentoring and loans to support social enterprises and charities.


SSDC Grants and Loans - Financial help from the council. Here you will also find information about the grants that the council gives to voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises.

SSDC Community grants

SSDC Signage grant scheme for businesses in Area North - We are currently offering a package of financial support and advice to encourage the manufacture and installation of new signs in key locations within Area North.  For further information please see here

SSDC Retail Support Initiative (RSI) for businesses in Area East - Grants area available to new and existing businesses for shop front improvements that visually enhance the heart of the town or village within Area East.  For further information please see here