Smart Community Projects
Take the first smart step with us
The Smart Communities team supports communities and local groups to deliver services and fill gaps. We are experienced at working with any and every level to help you realise successful projects which meet identified needs.
Our Current Projects
Smart Communities Ltd has been commissioned by SALC to work with 14 Town and Parish Councils to help them create a Community Plan.
We will support Somerset Parish and Town Councils from start to finish including an Action plan and funding suggestions. This offer is for FREE support and will help you be ready for the future with a clear understanding of your community’s needs.Click here for more information
Are you providing meals or access to food to your local community? Do you want to start helping those in need? We can help! With funding, advice, equipment & ingredients!
The Smart Communities team could give you the tools your community needs to set up a food bank, collection services, or funds to buy fridges, freezers, and other equipment to help you store food safely, and help stock them with food for the people in your local area.Click here to get in touch
Social Enterprise Network
The Somerset Social Enterprise Network helps social enterprises across the county to flourish and for the sector to grow. With a variety of training and networking events on offer, join the conversation, meet others and develop your enterprise.
Join the Network today – membership is currently free to Somerset-based organisations.Click here for more information
Previous Community Projects
Taunton & West Somerset Bike Scheme – now closedRead more here
Chat to Connect – now closed
Chat to Connect was a service for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) adults in Somerset. In 2021 we connected CEV people together to keep their spirits up, stay connected to stay well and not feel alone.
Clients were identified by the CCS Village and Community Agents and had the opportunity to connect with others.
West Somerset Car Scheme
The West Somerset Car scheme matched individuals who have no means of transport in West Somerset with a donated veichal.
How it worked:
- We received an agency staff referral.
- If eligible, we pass the applicant’s details to West Somerset Advice for a full financial assessment to ensure the applicant can afford the running and maintenance costs of the vehicle.
- Once they have completed the assessment and pass the criteria, we can match the applicant up with a FREE vehicle
- Somerset residents donate second-hand cars that are in working order but no longer needed.
- We also provided aftercare.