Smart Communities Consultancy

Bespoke, flexible and affordable consultancy to support communities run engagement and consultations, plan new projects and source funding.

Our Smart Communities team are local experts, with a wealth of experience working to support communities to grow, adapt to future demands and being sustainable

” The support, advice, practical help and overall performance supplied to obtain a community grant was excellent.”

“ CCS was very efficient always following through tasks to completion in a timely manner. The team have a wealth of knowledge they offeropenly and appropriately in accordance with the need of our developing organisation. Working with CCS was very relaxing. They were calm and professional and we found it very easy to communicate and work with.”

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Smart Communities

Supporting your community shape its future

  • Get clear evidence of need, whether you’re applying for funding or wanting to influence decisions within local government
  • Build a strong foundation for any project, such as your Neighbourhood & Community Plans, feasibility studies to giving you evidence to support decision making
  • Delivering complex projects such as large new halls, sports facilities, and social enterprise schemes.
  • Guide you through the often complicated steps involved in managing capital and revenue projects
  • Advise on new governance & legal structures or help develop a business plan
  • Enable you to deliver services & meet the needs of your community
  • Evaluation & Impact Assessment & Monitoring
Trust us

We’re experienced

Smart Communities has extensive knowledge of UK funding opportunities, which coupled with strong, successful bid writing skills, can support the delivery of your community project.

  • Assess your needs & develop a funding strategy
  • Help ensure you meet the key criteria & critique your application drafts for optimal success
  • Harness the skills of the whole CCS team

Click below for further information on focused support SCL offer

Community Rights

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Housing for Communities

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Funding for Communities

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Enhance Social Enterprise Network

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Neighbourhood & Community Plans

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Meet the Smart Communities Team

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Jane Birch

Smart Communities Manager

Jinny Uppington

Smart Communities Business Development Officer

Gail McCarthy

Smart Communities Business Development Officer

Ade Murphy

Community Involvement Officer

Katherine Armstrong

Community Involvement Officer

Marie Fraser

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Contact us

Get in touch with the team



01823 331222

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Smart Communities Ltd

The Smart Communities Limited (SCL) is a Company Limited by Guarantee, No. 11480430 and VAT Registered No.311926619, created in 2018 as a subsidiary of Community Council of Somerset (CCS).