Somerset Community Foundation held a small lunch reception with property development company Summerfield at their Taunton office on Thursday, as a way of saying thank you to the firm for their grant making in the local area.
Somerset Community Foundation has awarded almost £17,000 in grants to local, grassroots groups from the Summerfield and Tauntfield Fund since 2013. Grants have been made to a wide variety of organisations working with disadvantaged children, people of all ages with disability, long term unemployed adults, young people not in education or employment, and residents from low income urban areas.
SCF invited representatives from some of these groups to the lunch, and were delighted to welcome Tone Ability FC, Outdoor Challenge, In the Mix Project and the Lane Estates Residents and Tenants’ Association. The lunch provided an excellent opportunity for the staff at the firm to hear about the work these groups do, and the difference made by the grants given to them.
Summerfield Richard Lloyd, Executive Chairman, said:
“We were delighted to hold the lunch to bring together our staff and leaders of groups who have benefitted from our funds, and to hear about their varied experiences. The Somerset Community Foundation provides an excellent service as fund managers and we necessarily rely on them to ensure that our charitable giving is channelled through to appropriate organisations.”
Somerset Community Foundation Chief Executive Justin Sargent said:
“SCF are ideally placed to help Somerset businesses such as Summerfield support their local community and we can connect them to local groups that match their interests. As a result of this partnership, grants made by Summerfield have made a real difference to groups in their area.”
Photograph details (left to right):
Back row: Mark Blackwell (Summerfield), Tim Lewis (In the Mix), Ken Pearson (Tone Ability FC), Roger Fenge (LETRA), Richard Lloyd (Summerfield), Pat Bulger (Summerfield), Sarah Beisly (Summerfield), Nick Birch (Summerfield), Ben Trickey (Summerfield)
Sitting: Tamara Dixon (Tone Ability FC), Nina or Lina (TBC), Solveig Curran (Outdoor Challenge).