Calling communities in Taunton Deane!

Jan 6, 2016

Somerset Community Foundation is delighted to announce that funding is now available from the ‘TYCC Fund’ for projects that will offer a long lasting legacy for disadvantaged young people in the Taunton Deane Borough Council area. The fund is managed by Somerset Community Foundation on behalf of Taunton Deane Borough Council.

Expressions of Interest are sought from Community Centres, Charities, Sports Clubs and Social Enterprises that require at least £5,000 for capital costs (e.g. buildings or equipment). Applicants must be able to demonstrate how the organisation or project will be sustainable in the longer term without additional future funding from the Council. Expressions of Interest can be made here until 31 January 2016.

Justin Sargent, Chief Executive of Somerset Community Foundation, said: “We are looking for projects that clearly demonstrate benefits for young people. The greater the benefit for young people, the greater your chances of success”.

Councillor Jane Warmington said: "We are pleased that Somerset Community Foundation will be administering this capital grant fund for the benefit of young people across the Borough. They have the experience and expertise to do this and will support our Grants Panel to make the most of the TYCC legacy".

In order for an application to be considered a project proposal must be for the benefit of young people aged 11 – 25 years old in the Taunton Deane Borough Council area. Examples of the types of costs that will be funded are: new buildings; building renovation or improvements; and equipment costs. Somerset Community Foundation anticipates making a small number of large grants (over £10,000) and a larger number of small grants (£5,000 - £10,000). There is no maximum limit for application size but if groups wish to apply for more than £150,000 they are encouraged to contact the Foundation to discuss their application before submission.

Somerset Community Foundation will use the Expression of Interest to invite organisations to full application in late March 2016, with a view to funding projects by June 30th at the latest.

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