For most young people growing up in Somerset has many advantages, but there are clear signs that too many young people in our county face significant obstacles to overcome before they can fulfil their potential in life. We have made a long-term commitment to transform the lives of the most disadvantaged young people in Somerset, and we aim to raise £100,000 each year for this great cause. Read about the first grant made from the Somerset Youth Fund here.
Mission of the Fund
The Somerset Youth Fund supports innovative and effective solutions to issues faced by the most disadvantaged young people in Somerset today. The mission of the Fund is to raise the aspirations and life opportunities of these young people.
Outcomes of the Fund
- Outcomes for Young People - When young people in Somerset participate in programmes provided by grassroots charities, they gain social skills and an improved sense of self-worth. They are introduced to constructive ways of contributing to the community and the economy. Their physical and mental health improves, and they feel less isolated.
- Outcomes for Charities - Our aim is to provide substantial, long-term grants to grassroots groups so that their staff can focus more of their time and energy on delivering services and less on fundraising.
- Outcomes for Businesses – Aside from invitations to attend Somerset Youth Fund receptions, visits to local youth projects and press events when grants are made to youth charities in your local area, we hope that corporate supporters receive satisfaction from investing in the next generation of employees growing up in Somerset. They will become part of the solution to raise the aspirations of many young people who will soon be making up our workforce.
Many thanks to our corporate supporters who have committed to donate at least £1,000 each year to help us build the Somerset Youth Fund. If you would like information on how your company can get involved, please email Mary Hancock on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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