West Somerset Youth Trust

The West Somerset Youth Trust offers grants to encourage young people aged 14 - 25, who are residents of West Somerset or have close ties to the area, to enrich their education.

Grants can be used to pay for course or event fees, travel costs, equipment or materials.

Previous grants have been awarded to attend international scouting jamborees, gap year trips, work experience placements, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, and workshops at the National Youth Theatre.

Please note: We welcome applications from students to subsidise trips organised by your college or school. However, we cannot support activities that are part of the normal curriculum.

Last updated on 8 June 2021

Who is eligible?

Applicants should be:

  • Residents of West Somerset (excludes Taunton and Taunton Deane) or have close ties to the area, and

  • Aged between 14 - 25, and

  • Able to provide the details of a suitable referee (e.g. a tutor), and

  • Able to provide evidence of means-tested benefits (if applicable).

How to apply?

There is usually one round for applications each year.  For more information including how to apply, please visit https://www.somersetcf.org.uk/wsyt

We welcome enquiries by telephone or post.

Applications take four-six weeks on average to process from the closing date. We reply to all enquiries, whether we can help you or not.

Contact details

Somerset Community Foundation
Yeoman House, The Royal Bath & West Showground
Shepton Mallet
Telephone: 01749344949
Email: info@somersetcf.org.uk
Web: http://www.somersetcf.org.uk/

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