West Somerset Youth Trust

Applications will be accepted from Monday 15th January 2018

Closing date: Wednesday 28th February 2018

The West Somerset Youth Trust offers grants to encourage young people aged 14 - 25 to enrich their education.

Grants are usually awarded for up to 25% of the total cost of a trip or activity, with a maximum grant size of £300. A larger percentage of the costs will be considered if the young person, or their parents/carers, are in receipt of means-tested benefits.

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.

Who can apply

Applicants should be:

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

How to apply

Young people are required to apply to the fund themselves using the online grant application form below. The form asks for:

The form cannot be saved and returned to, so we recommend that you prepare your answers offline and paste them into the boxes.

West Somerset Youth Trust APPLICATION FORM.

Once we have received your form we will contact your referee. We may also contact you if we need any further details about your application.

What happens if you are successful

Successful applicants will be required to sign a grant declaration form that confirms that you will:

We will then pay the grant to you by cheque or BACS.


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