Making a difference through funding

Over the past nine years, Hinkley Point C has given more than £11 million to local community projects. Hundreds of projects and countless people across the local area have benefitted from Hinkley Point C’s support.

Grants totalling more than £11 million, from an overall funding pot of £20 million, have been awarded to a wide range of projects – from community centre and village hall developments, to local mental health organisations and environmental, education and tourism initiatives.  

Although diverse, they have one thing in common – each is designed to improve the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of local communities.

The HPC Community Fund is still going strong and with millions of pounds still to grant, it continues to welcome new applicants.

Working at the heart of our local communities, the fund helps passionate people in Somerset change the world on their doorstep. Our aim is to fund activities that not only create stronger communities today but create a lasting legacy for future generations.

Val Bishop, Programmes Director at Somerset Community Foundation

​​​​​​​What funding is available?

There are a number of different programmes available, offering grants of varying sizes. These include grants of more than, or up to £50,000, and smaller ones of up to £5,000 for organisations that operate on less than £100,000 each year.

How to apply

Hinkley Point C has invested in many great initiatives and projects, but there’s plenty more support to be provided. To be eligible for funding, your project needs to show clear benefits to at least one community in Somerset that is being affected by the Hinkley Point C build. More information on how to apply for funding can be found at or by calling Somerset Community Foundation on 01749 344949.

Funds for important causes

Hinkley Point C has supported a massive variety of projects and groups with its funding. Here’s just a snapshot of the sort of initiatives and communities that have been assisted with considered investments from the fund.

Somerset Youth & Community Sailing Association
Westfield United Reform Church
Somerset Wildlife Trust
Williton Bowling Club
On Your Bike Recycle Ltd
Mind in Somerset
Stogursey Football Club
Victoria Park Community Centre
Cannington Village Hall
Watchet War Memorial Committee
Stogursey Victory Hall
YMCA - Somerset Coast - Beach Hotel
Salvation Army
Bridgwater Foodbank
North Petherton Rugby Club
Friends of Berrow Beach
Quantock Food Bank
In Charley’s Memory
St Francis Social Club for Visually Impaired People
Quantock AONB 
Somewhere House Somerset
WS Advice Bureau
Otterhampton Village Hall
West Somerset Railway Association
Thomas Poole Library – Nether Stowey 
Minehead Cycling Club
Bridgwater Carnival
Combwich Motor Boat & Sailing Club
Bridgwater Photographic Society
Stockland Sports Club
Sydenham Table Tennis Club
Bridgwater Parent Support Group
Axbridge Cheddar Cycle Walkway
Taunton & Somerset Samaritans
Wembdon Art Group 
Burnham and Highbridge Sea Cadet Unit
West Somerset Inter-Cultural Friendship Group
Minehead Museum
Combwich Community Choir