South West Foundation
South West Foundation

Where to find us:

South West Foundation

Manor Farm

Skinners Hill

Bath BA2 0PJ

Phone: 01761 471104


Or use our contact form.

What's new?

Foundation Calls for Local Enterprise Partnerships to save Community Grants Programme


The highly successful Community Grant Programme funded by Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund worth around £80 Million to the sector nationally since it started 8 years ago, is about to fall through the funding net, if it is not picked up under the new structures of the Local Enterprise Partnerships(LEPs).The Foundation has written to every LEP in the South West to ask them to consider including this programme in their future plans.SEE REPORT ON GRANTS PAGE.




£805,000 has now been allocated to over 75 community organisations throughout the region.

Capacity Building Programme to be announced soon but will include free Train the Trainers programmes,Fundraising for Small Groups,Community Research and more. For more details contact the Foundation.

South West Foundation: Investing in Local Communities

South West Foundation is an independent charitable foundation. Our main focus is on supporting small Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations to make a real difference to their communities. We do this through :

  • Grant Giving
  • Research
  • Training

Established in 2002 the Foundation has invested almost £4million in communities over the last ten years. We have a supported over 80 networks and 1,000 Voluntary and Community Organisations.



The Foundation also offers services to other agencies on a fee paying basis. We work with

  • Funders including national  trusts and foundations
  • Housing Associations and their residents
  • Local Authorities
  • Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations

Our main focus is on working with others to support community organisations, agencies and individuals to themselves bring about change and make a real difference to their communities.

If you would like to know more about any of our services please do contact the Foundation either by phone or by e-mail.



Grant Programmes Currently Open


Sovereign Make a Difference Fund. An exciting new programme of small grants to support community activity and services in areas where Sovereign Housing has its properties. See the grant page for more details


Esme Fairbairn small grant programme for small community groups now open. See grant page for more details


Taking Control of the Elements:Community Groups Changing Communities


South West Foundation is registered under The Industrial and Provident Services Act, 1965 as a Charitable Society. Registration number 29124R


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