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Somerset Philanthropy Network helping local communities

More than 20 generous individuals have joined Somerset Community Foundation’s (SCF) Philanthropy Network since it was launched in 2018.

Members of the Network are invited to exclusive and inspiring events, where they can gain insights from local charities and the SCF team about the big issues affecting local communities. There are plenty of opportunities to network, and members can also benefit from expert advice on their charitable giving. Members make a donation of £1,000 or more annually to SCF which helps provide funding and support to small, local charities.

Laura Blake, Development Director at SCF, said: “We’re delighted that our Philanthropy Network has attracted so much support so far this year and are very grateful to each of our members for their generous support. Through the Network, we are building a community of passionate people who want to change the world on their doorstep. Their insights, funding and expertise will all play an important role in helping the Foundation to make a greater impact on our communities in Somerset in the years to come.”

For more information, or to join the Somerset Philanthropy Network, please contact Laura Blake on 01749 344949 or e-mail

If you run a local community project and would like to find out more about grant funding in general, please call Somerset Community Foundation or visit:

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