Two Volunteers In Misterton With A Lot Of Useful Equipment Bought With A Somerset Prepared Grant Funded By Somerset Rivers Authority.

Video: Get a grant, get better prepared for emergencies

Somerset communities who want to get better prepared for emergencies can apply for grants of up to £5,000.

The video below gives advice about how to apply for training, or equipment, or both.

It features stories from Somerset people who have successfully bid for grants, such as Phil Clifton in Misterton near Crewkerne (pictured at top of page holding the hi-vis hard hat).

For more information about applying for small grants from Somerset Prepared, visit

Somerset Rivers Authority is a partner in Somerset Prepared, and provides funding for some grants.

The video below was filmed by Dawn James, Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) Community Engagement Support Officer, and edited by Emma Giffard, SRA Community Engagement Officer.

It is hosted on YouTube to give you the chance to get subtitles, if you need or want subtitles for what is being said. Use the subtitles/closed captions tool in the bottom right-hand corner of the video.

About Somerset Prepared

Somerset Prepared is a multi-agency partnership. It helps local communities with advice, support and training to enhance resilience to emergencies.

Somerset Prepared members include:

  • Avon & Somerset Police
  • British Red Cross
  • Community Council for Somerset
  • Community representatives
  • Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
  • Environment Agency (Joint Chair)
  • Rotary International
  • Safe South West (Treasurer)
  • Somerset Local Authorities Civil Contingencies Partnership (Joint Chair & Secretariat)
  • Somerset Rivers Authority
  • South Western Ambulance Service
  • Spark Somerset
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