Somerset Community Food, is a grass-roots charity, which aims to re-connect people with the social, health and environmental effects of growing, buying, preparing and eating local food.


We have developed a unique training package that has successfully taught hundreds of people to start growing and cooking food. Our 'Get Set Grow' and 'Get Set Cook' packages give flexible and fun opportunities to learn food growing and cooking skills. We carry out commissioned work.


It's better consumed than composted! We have created a Food Surplus Directory collating details of local groups who can benefit from gluts and surpluses. Contact us if you would like to be included.

Visit our Resources page where you will find links and extensive information on all aspects of community food.



Latest News

Jul 8, 2020

Thank you to everyone who applied for our recent Somerset Community Food Grants. Here is a brief summary of who will benefit and how. We are pleased to support a wide range of grass-roots projects working in Somerset and look forward to updates!

May 6, 2020

Somerset Community Food have funding available to support community food projects in Somerset at this challenging time. We would like to support established community food projects and help to keep things going and also support new projects getting off the ground.

We have a number of small grants between £100-£500 to cover costs such as resources, tools and expenses. We will fund voluntary sector and not-for-profit projects e.g. growing projects, healthy eating and cooking projects, food co-ops, CSAs, food poverty projects, projects helping vulnerable people access locally grown food etc. We will not fund the private projects of individuals and businesses.

You will report back to us in a straightforward way - proof of purchases, brief description and photos of activity generated, how projects and people have benefited, lessons learned and tips to pass to others; we are not expecting a lengthy, written report.

Apr 8, 2020

We will release our Get Set Grow resources on our website this month – these will be informative and useful for anyone starting to grow their own food.

We are in discussion about giving out some small, one-off small grants to support community food projects at this time - more details coming soon, you are welcome to express your interest by contacting us by e-mail: info@somersetcommunityfood.org.uk

Read on for more information on funding and other sources of information.