About the Community Council of Somerset

CCS is a leading local charity which works in the heart of Somersets’ communities to inspire and enable positive change.

Through our wide network of passionate local experts, and our diverse projects, consultancy and funding, we bring the right people and services together to improve lives of individuals, building community capacity and support emerging and existing enterprises right across the county – helping Somerset to thrive.

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By your side

What we do

We motivate and support people to take action, giving them the information, support, skills and resources to make change happen, and shape their future together with the confidence to know that they are not on their own with CCS teams at their sides.

Thriving communities

Our Mission & Values

To inspire and enable Somerset’s people, place and enterprises to take action to become thriving and resilient supporting:


Individuals in communities in Somerset supported one to one or in groups of shared interest or issues.


Communities comprised of people and tangible assets brought together by geographical boundaries.


Innovative and resourceful activity for improving access and quality of life for Somerset residents.

Measuring our impact

Take a look at a few highlights from our last financial year download our 2018 – 2019 journey

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CCS legal documentation

CCS Annual Accounts 2018 – 2019

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CCS Final Accounts 2017-2018

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CCS Final Accounts 2016 – 2017

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Memorandum and Articles of Association

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We are experienced

Our history

With over 90 years’ experience supporting individuals and communities in Somerset; staff and volunteers are from all backgrounds, bringing together a rich blend of skills, experience and deep local insight to provide comprehensive and high-quality support; with a comprehensive network across the county.

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