we are building a longer term “endowment” fund to encourage wider participation in sport and to run the Healthy Living fund, which is designed to provide grant aid to groups of people of all ages across Somerset, to help them live a more healthy lifestyle.
Within Somerset there is up to 10 years difference in life expectancy, depending on where you live. Significant numbers of schoolchildren are overweight, and one in three households have an adult with a long-term debilitating illness.
These are just some of the issues this fund will address; reducing health inequities, and improving life chances and quality of life.
Somerset Community Foundation administers the TS5C. Under this scheme, a portion of donations are used to create a 'legacy' fund to promote healthier lifestyles in Somerset through support for grassroots voluntary and community organisations.
As an endowed fund, the donations are invested to generate an income for grant-making in perpetuity. As such the criteria for grants are kept broad within the 'healthy lifestyle' theme, but specific priorities may be selected from year to year.
TS5C's aim is to make a difference to people's lives in Somerset - be it in providing funding for trim trails, disability swimming events, up and coming athletes or community projects like wheelchair basketball.
We exist solely on donations from individuals, businesses and small foundations. If you would like to support our efforts, please contact us directly.