Crowdfunding Workshop

Spark Somerset have teamed up with global crowdfunding platform,, to deliver a half day crowdfunding workshop.

Whether you want to tackle homelessness, fund a community sports group, or anything in between, the aim of the session is to help you to make a difference!

Carl Francis, Engagement and Support Manager at, will walk you through the 5 Steps of creating a successful crowdfunding campaign. He’ll talk about finding your audience, telling your story in the right way, setting the right target, building momentum and creating a promotion plan.

If you’ve got a project that needs to be funded, don’t miss it!

Introduction to Crowdfunding is being held on Tuesday 24th September, from 1:15pm to 4:15pm in Yeovil. Tickets are just £30. Find out more and book here.




Community Buildings Training

Community Council for Somerset have recently announced new dates for their programme of training aimed at anybody involved in community buildings.

The full day training events will offer several courses throughout the day on a range of useful topics, including:

  • Trustees roles and responsibilities
  • Funding opportunities and how to write a successful application
  • Meetings and AGMs – how to run them successfully and efficiently
  • Safeguarding and what Trustees need to know and do
  • Working with Parish Councils
  • Marketing and Publicity – how to make a difference

The sessions are taking place across the county, you can find dates, details and booking information here.

Be part of the Sedgemoor Conversation

Spark are working in partnership with Sedgemoor District Council to deliver The Sedgemoor Conversation.

The council recognises that Sedgemoor is changing – communities old and new are changing and forming, and there is a need for them to understand those communities and what support they need. As a result, The Sedgemoor Conversation, a conversation with Sedgemoor communities and locals about the issues and daily challenges that they face, has been created.

Be part of the conversation – the feedback will be used to help shape the Council’s Corporate Strategy, as part of their ongoing commitment to keep the Strategy live and dynamic in the changing times we face.

The Sedgemoor Conversation is being held on Wednesday 16th October from 10am to 12pm at Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater.

Book your free space and take a look at the agenda here.