Social Investment Boosts Community Resources at Trident Youth Centre

Apr 27, 2017

The Trident Youth and Community Centre is the focus for members of the local community of all ages in Bishops Hull, Comeytrowe and Wilton. Somerset Community Foundation has supported them with small grants over the years to buy essential equipment and to maintain their building, but when they needed to upgrade their outdoor playing surface they approached us for a large grant from the ‘TYCC’ fund, created by Taunton Deane Borough Council.

Having secured a capital grant from this fund, they still needed further funding and so we supported them to apply to the Somerset Social Enterprise Fund for a loan to complete the project. With the full package of funding in place, and with additional advice and support from our Social Investment Manager, Steve McLauchlan, they were able to crack on with their project this spring. It will soon be completed and open to the community to use for years to come.

Justin Sargent said “By working with two local councils we have been able to put a package of support in place that will help the Trident Centre’s trustees do more than ever to serve their community. I applaud their vision and ambition and their impact will be felt by thousands of local residents for years to come."

The overall investment made available by Somerset Community Foundation is worth over £60,000. Not only will our support ensure they can do more than ever to meet the needs of their local community, providing health benefits through sport and tackling loneliness through social contact, they also have an asset that can help generate revenue to the charity and keep it sustainable for the long-term.

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