Support – Raising Funds

Money talk…

As an independent local charity we receive no central funding so it is the responsibility of the trustees and staff to raise the funds needed to deliver the service safely, effectively and efficiently.

We do this is in a range of ways:

Applications to grant making bodies

Including a successful application to The Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund for a five year grant which contributes approximatly one third of our budget.

We're Lottery Funded!
We’re Lottery Funded!

Contract negotiations

These have recently included contracts with Barnardo’s and the local Cluster of Children’s Centres

Local Council and Housing Association support

  • Despite financial pressures West Somerset Council currently continue to support the scheme as they value our work in the community
  • Minehead Town Council have provided grants for specific items
  • Somerset County Councillors support us whenever they are able
  • Magna West Somerset have also given financial support
Thank you Magna Housing!
Thank you Magna Housing!

Local fundraising events

  • book sales
  • quiz nights
  • plant sales
  • Easter I-spy
  • and more…

Sponsored events

  • Sally and Clare’s run
  • Ali and Christian’s sky dive
  • Simon and Will’s bike ride
Some of our Sponsored Events
Some of our Sponsored Events

‘Friends of Home-Start West Somerset’

individuals set up a standing order of £10 (or more) per year and in return receive a quarterly e-newsletter about the work of the charity. Download a becoming a friend leaflet (pdf 8.5mb).


  • from individuals
  • from local businesses
  • from community groups
  • from community events
  • from legacies

Donate Online!

You can donate to Home-Start West Somerset online using BT MyDonate.

Donate to Home-Start West Somerset with BT MyDonate

If you can help with any of the above, please ring the office – we’ll be delighted to speak with you!!!