Word/Play is a two-year project across Somerset, which relies on the support of the following funders, partner organisations and community groups. Find out more about them below.

Supporting Word/Play

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

One of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences in the UK.

The Lloyds TSB Foundation

The Foundation funds local, regional and national charities working to tackle disadvantage across England and Wales.

Literature Works


Formerly Cyprus Well, Literature Works are the literature development charity for South West England. The funding provided by Literature Works is part of the Read/Write South West project, funded by Big Lottery.

Apples and Snakes

England’s leading organisation for performance poetry and spoken word.

South Somerset Mind

The largest Mental Health charity in South Somerset


A Somerset-based arts organisation that works with people with learning disabilities and communication difficulties.

Somerset Skills & Learning

One of Somerset’s leading training providers.

Chard Intentional Peer Support

A group run by, and for, people with mental health issues.