Grants for individuals

Apply for money for yourself

We give out money so you can:
  • access training and employment opportunities
  • try new things or start a business
Our money isn’t in one big fund, because it comes from lots of different places. So, if you want to ask us for money, you need to use the list below to decide which fund you should apply to. If you’re not sure about something, then ask us.
 

What money can I apply for today?

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.
Apply by Friday 5 August 2022 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 Enterprise Fund

PLEASE NOTE: We will not accept applications for an Enterprise grant and a Training and Employment Support grant at the same time.  Please contact us if you are unsure which grant to apply for.

  • Enterprise Grants
Apply here if you are aged 18 to 30, currently live in the counties of Somerset, 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 or have been trading for under 2 years.
 
Grants up to £2,000.
Apply by Friday 5 August 2022 and we will tell you if we can help by the end of August.
Click here for more information 
 
  • Training and Employment Support Grants
Apply here if you are aged 16 to 30, currently live in the counties of Somerset, North Somerset or BANES, are entering or are currently in training (for example a college course) or an apprenticeship, or starting work after a period of unemployment, and need some help with the cost of essential things such as travel, work clothing, laptop or equipment.
 
Grants up to £500.
Apply by Friday 5 August 2022 and we will tell you if we can help by the end of August.
Click here for more information
 

Which funds are not yet open?

Horseshoes and Handprints 

We expect this Fund to open in September.
 
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 (or up to age 25 if you have an EHCP), if you live in Somerset, East Devon or North Devon.

Mary's Beat   

We expect this Fund to open in January 2023.
 
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  (but not North Somerset, Bristol or BANES) or Devon, and have a physical and/or learning disability.
Click here for more information

West Somerset Youth Trust 

We expect this fund to open in February 2023.
 
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.
 
If you would like to discuss any of the Grants for Individuals programmes please contact us on 01749 344949 or email info@somersetcf.org.uk.
 

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