Communities in South Somerset

South Somerset Communities page

How the council supports communities across the district

SSDC has a long history of working at a local level and this is particularly evident in the Area Working system with four Area Committees, four Area Development Service teams and local Area and Community Offices.

Help, support and funding for your group or project

We support voluntary, community and charitable organisations in South Somerset which aim to make South Somerset a better place to live and work.

SSDC and the Localism Act

The Localism Act 2011 is an important piece of legislation for all local councils and is intended to be the Government's main mechanism for taking forward ideas for the "Big Society".

Somerset Armed Forces Covenant

The Somerset Armed Forces Community Covenant brings together charities, local authorities, other public sector organisations, businesses, communities, individuals and the military in a pledge of support between local residents and the Armed Forces community in the County.

Let's End Loneliness in South Somerset

Presentations and information from a conference held in October 2016

Equality & Diversity

We remain committed to promoting equality, recognising and valuing diversity and ensuring equality of opportunity for all.

Data Protection and Charities

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation. Find out more about requirements on organisations and charities in how they use personal data.