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CAG Somerset provides free support to a thriving network of local Community Action Groups. 
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We are here to support and empower community groups to act towards a more sustainable future.  

We are focused on reuse, repair, waste reduction, sharing, surplus food and composting. Our network is currently based in Somerset. We hope to further expand our remit in the future!   

Our network consists of inspiring Somerset-based community action groups working to improve sustainability and resilience locally.

Community Action Groups (CAG) Somerset was newly established in 2023 following the successes of the CAG Oxfordshire (est. 2001) and CAG Devon (est. 2016) projects.  CAG Somerset is a new way to support communities in Somerset to deliver innovative community re-use, repair, waste reduction, sharing, surplus food and composting projects. We believe in local knowledge and aim to champion community groups to achieve their goals. We do this by helping with guidance, training and networking. The CAG Somerset network is managed by Resource Futures.  

The CAG Somerset Network is jointly funded by Somerset Council and SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK, using ring-fenced income from the sale of recyclable materials. The partnership’s Somerset Waste: Enhanced Environmental Performance (SW:EEP) fund is designated specifically for the benefit of the community, through projects on climate action, behaviour change and positive community support. The partnership can re-invest in the community thanks to the great recycling done by Somerset residents. The SW:EEP fund invests in projects run by Somerset Council and SUEZ to enhance recycling performance, as well as backing external projects.

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We support and help community action groups who focus on re-use, repair, reduction, sharing, surplus food or composting.

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