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.




Applications Open for the Kings Fund and GSK Impact Awards

Organised and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund, the GSK IMPACT Awards are designed to recognise and reward small to medium sized charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health.

The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK and have a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million.

Each winner receives £30,000 in unrestricted funding, an intensive three day training and development programme and the opportunity to join the GSK IMPACT Awards Network. A film is made about their work and they are provided with support materials to help promote themselves

The deadline for applications is 5pm 23 September 2019.

Get further information and details of how to apply 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.