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 and Taunton Deane 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.