Spark Somerset is a local infrastructure charity providing free support and advice to voluntary sector groups and organisation across the county. They run the Volunteer Service, Spark a Change, helping hundreds of people in Somerset to volunteer each year. Through their work they aim to provide the skills and support to help groups and organisations become self sustainable. Spark are also a voice for the voluntary sector on a number of district, county and regional groups, ensuring that the sector is represented, consulted, and viewed as an equal partner with other statutory organisations.
There is a dedicated part time advisor for the Somerset West & Taunton area: Jenny Hannis. Jenny’s role is to support groups in SWT with areas such as governance, funding advice and volunteering as well as working in partnership with a range of other organisations to champion the voluntary sector.
Spark also have a lottery funded Community Development Worker, Gill Harrison, who is based in Taunton supporting groups with volunteering. If you would like to talk about how Spark Somerset could support you then please get in touch with Jenny on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07971 912452 and please share her contact details with anyone who may find them useful.