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23/12/21 - 30/06/22

Velocity Somerset is led by Cosmic, in partnership with the UK Government and Somerset County Council.  It is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, which is managed within Somerset by Somerset County Council.

The Velocity Project is an exciting new opportunity for all voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Somerset, offering fully funded training, support and investment until summer 2022. It is being run through funding from the Government’s Community Renewal Fund. 

This is your chance to digitally transform your organisation, with skills training, digital strategy guidance and the potential for direct investment into new hardware, software and processes.

The aim is to enable you to increase your capacity, build resilience, to be better connected, more sustainable and ready to take on future challenges. 

Velocity will deliver across three streams and we are looking for expressions of interest to take part:

Stream 1: Training programmes and workshops, including themes such as:

  • Developing your Digital strategy
  • Understanding what Digital can do for you
  • Boosting the skills of your staff and volunteers 
  • Monthly workshops starting 1st February 2022

Stream 2: The Velocity Champions Network - developing a peer network for a stronger future:

  • An exclusive network of 15 individuals from the Somerset VCSE community
  • Take part in a 12-week (1 day per week) Champions training programme
  • Full cost recovery is available to cover employee release and expenses
  • Work as a peer group to tackle sector-wide challenges and issues
  • Focusing on sustainability, collaboration, transformation and community enhancement
  • Weekly programme starting mid-March 2022

Stream 3: Technical solutions direct to your organisation

  • Cosmic’s consultants will work with you to identify your immediate needs and challenges
  • Funded solutions and training can then be provided, direct to you and your team
  • Cloud software, website development, digital tools and solutions to help you be greener, more productive and efficient. 

Interested in taking part?

Fill out the form here, and we will be in touch again soon to see how we can help. 

Finally, please pass this on to other VCSE organisations in the County that you think may benefit. 

TheUK Community Renewal Fundis a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK, to pilot programmes and new approaches to build community resilience and prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit

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