Engage Voluntary Sector Development

Engage Voluntary Sector Development
01643 707123
Katrina Midgley

Engage is a charity whose aim is to support the development of vibrant, effective and influential voluntary and community sectors in West Somerset and in Taunton Deane by providing a range of services:

  • Operating local Volunteer Centres to bring together organisations offering volunteering opportunities and members of our community seeking to offer their time/expertise.
  • Co-ordinating the West Somerset Voluntary Sector Forum meetings, opportunities for voluntary groups to meet, receive briefings and discuss matters of mutual interest.
  • Acting as a voice for the voluntary and community sectors.
  • Providing advice and support on setting up and running charities.
  • Advising on potential funding sources and on preparing funding applications.
  • Establishing projects to respond to local needs – for example, in West Somerset, Engage runs a recycling service for good quality used furniture, making it available at discount prices to low-income individuals/families.