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.
Ask for money by 10 November 2021 and we’ll let you know if we can help you by early December.
Horseshoes and Handprints
You can 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.
Apply for up to £250.
Ask for money by 5 November 2021 and we’ll let you know if we can help you by early December.
What funds are opening later in the year?
South West Youth Enterprise and Training Fund
When the Fund opens later this year 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.
You will be able to apply for up to £1,000.
Training and Employment Support Grants
When the Fund opens later this year 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.
You will be able to apply for up to £500.
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.
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.