Dulverton & District Young People's Project receive a grant from SCF

Nov 18, 2015

Dulverton and District Young People’s Project (DDYPP) is delighted to have received a grant of over £4,000 from Somerset Community Foundation (SCF). This fantastic community group celebrated the grant during one of their young people’s sessions at the Riverside Youth Centre in Dulverton with a cheque presentation attended by Andy Hadley of the Somerset Freemasons, Anne Le Bas, founding trustee of the Exmoor Community Computer Centre Trust in 1997 and Jan Ross, SCF trustee. 

Dulverton and District Young People’s Project provide activities for children and young people living in Dulverton and South Exmoor, and are the only group of their kind within an 18 mile radius. They play a valuable role in a community affected by rural disadvantage, providing activities and education in a safe and fun environment. The money will go towards the cost of qualified staff to run the youth sessions and therefore enabling the group to continue their important work.

The funding was made possible by the Exmoor Community Trust Fund, which supports community projects within the Exmoor National Park boundary. The Exmoor Community Computer Centre Trust ran the Computer Centre at Winsford until 2012. The property was then sold in 2013 and the proceeds of the sale were transferred to Somerset Community Foundation to create this new fund. Funding for DDYPP was also provided from the Somerset Freemasons and the Chris and Heather Virgin Fund, another fund managed by SCF. Andy Hadley of the Somerset Masonic Charities said “It’s great to see first-hand the positive impact groups like DDYPP have on the children here in rural Somerset. The Somerset Freemasons are proud to be able to support many different groups across the county every year.”

Youth & Community Worker Jude Atkins who runs Dulverton & District Young People’s Project said “DDYPP is most grateful for the support of SCF and the charities that contributed to our recent donation. It has helped us to continue to provide engaging activities, as well as a positive, safe and vital social space for rurally isolated young people”

SCF Trustee Jan Ross said “We are delighted to support this project with the very first grant from the new Exmoor Fund and hope people may also wish to help us grow this fund with their donations or legacies”.

For more information on trust transfers and creating a fund with Somerset Community Foundation please contact Chief Executive Justin Sargent on 01749 344949. 

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