Each year Discovery reinvests 33% of any surplus made into organisations across Somerset to support the health and independence of autistic people and people with learning disabilities. Businesses and public places often aren’t made with people with additional needs in mind, creating mental and physical barriers when people try to connect with their community. Pandemic restrictions have worsened the isolation for many.

Discovery’s Community Fund can helps organisations in Somerset, become autism and learning disability friendly. They provide grants for a wide range of projects that are well planned and will make life better for people. 

Somerset Parent Carer Forum teamed up with Autism Somerset to undertake a consultation which helped to shape the current priorities for this funding. You can read the full report here.