Grants for Individuals

We run a number of grant programmes for individuals. These are summarised below and each one has a link that will take you to more information and an application form.

Before you start to apply

It doesn’t cost anything to apply for money from us and a grant does not need to be paid back to us as long as it is used for the purpose given in your application form.

You don’t have to be good at writing applications to get a grant from us. If we’re not sure about something, then we’ll ask you. We can also support you if English isn’t your first language, or if you have other access needs – please let us know this by emailing info@somersetcf.org.uk or calling 01749 344949.

Remember that many people apply to us for money. We won't have enough to award everyone a grant.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your grant application or award please email info@somersetcf.org.uk and we will respond as soon as possible.  

Eagle House Small Grants
 
You can apply here if you are a care leaver or have received significant support from Children's Services in either Somerset or historic Avon (i.e. Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire), are aged 16-24, and need help with the cost of things to support your education or employment.
 
Apply for up to £500.
Ask for money by 4 August 2021 and we’ll let you know if we can help you by the end of August.
Click here for more information and to apply
 
South West Youth Enterprise and Training Fund
 
Enterprise Grants
You can apply here if you are aged 18 to 30, currently live in the county of Somerset (but not North Somerset or BANES), are not in education, employment or training, want to start your own business and know what products or services you want to provide.
 
Apply for up to £1,000.
Ask for money by Wednesday 30 June 2021 and we’ll let you know if we can help you by the end of July 2021.
Click here for more information and to apply
 
Training and Employment Support Grants
You can apply here if you are aged 16 to 30, currently live in the county of Somerset (but not North Somerset or BANES), are not in education, employment or training, and need some help with the cost of essential things for training or employment, an apprenticeship or job.
 
Apply for up to £500.
Ask for money by Wednesday 30 June 2021 and we’ll let you know if we can help you by the end of July 2021.
Click here for more information and to apply
 
West Somerset Youth Trust 

We expect this Fund to open in February 2022.
 
You will be able to apply for up to £300 here if you are aged 14 to 25, live in West Somerset (this excludes Taunton or the former area of Taunton Deane), and need help to pay for course or event fees, travel costs, or equipment that enriches your education.
 
Click here for more information

Horseshoes and Handprints 

This Fund will open on 6 September 2021.
 
You will be able to apply for help with 50% of the cost of a course of horse therapy sessions up to a maximum of £250, for children and young people with additional needs aged under 18, if you live in Somerset, East Devon or North Devon.
 
Further information will be available soon.
 
Mary's Beat   

We expect this Fund to open in January 2022.
 
You will be able to apply for up to £1,000 help with the cost of music or outdoor activities if you live in Somerset or Devon, and have a physcial and/or learning disability.
 
Click here for further information.
 
 

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