helping young people to help themselves

engaging with local businesses


est: 2000


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From 2014 onwards grants made by the Cheddar Youth Trust in the area of sporting achievement are awarded in the memory of Dick Edmonds a lifelong Cricketer and local sportsman. Click here for more information

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  What is Cheddar Youth Trust?



Cheddar Youth Trust was established in 2000 to mark the new millennium.


Its purpose is to help and encourage the young people of Cheddar to take great pride in their community and their own endeavours and it does this by:

CYT News



Cheddar Youth Trust Race Night

The Race night in aid of the CYT will be held at Cheddar Village Hall on Saturday 7th October 2017 commencing at 7.00pm. Tickets are £8.00 from Clive Panchaud on 01934 743495. A Hog Roast is included and an bar will be available.



Cream Tea in the garden in aid of CYT

Penelope and John Morgan are serving cream tea in their garden at Coombe Rise, Tweentown on Wednesday 5th July from 2pm to 4pm. For only £5 per person you can enjoy delicious scones, home made jam and of course Somerset cream, scrumptious cakes and lots of tea!



Cheddar Festive Night boost for CYT

The CYT Festive Night 2016 fundraising events were a big success. The hog roast outside the Bath Arms raised £444 while a collection outside Tuckers Fish and Chip Restaurant and Takeaway raised £941!


The trustees thank Jacqui Lewis of the Bath Arms and Julie Simeone of Tuckers for their help and generosity in raising these totals.



Race Night

A Race night in aid of the CYT will be held a Cheddar Village Hall on 7th October 2017. More details to follow.


















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Assisting young people in their educational, professional or vocational training.

Encouraging them to engage in service within the local community.

Supporting them in engaging in worthwhile activities in other parts of the United Kingdom and overseas.

Supporting the development or formation of any club or organisation catering for young people's needs.

Helping young people where real need can be demonstrated.

Why is the trust needed?


Some towns and villages have inherited trust funds that mean they can make money available to causes such as supporting young people, but unfortunately Cheddar doesn’t. So the trust’s aim is to raise enough money to make meaningful annual awards to the young people of Cheddar for perpetuity.


The initial target was £100,000 but ot was realised that in the long term a figure of around £300,000 will be required, depending on interest generated, if the trust is to allocate grants of £5,000 or more each year.


The trust is currently making grants totaling more than £3,500 a year to the young people of the parish and since it was launched in 2000 it has developed a fund of £122,000 and provided grants of more than £30,000 to 212 young people.

Message from the Chairman


At the Millennium, a group of like-minded people got together to form a trust fund for the young people of Cheddar and from this meagre beginning the fund has grown to approximately £122,000 over 16 years. Grants are made twice a year from the interest and fundraising to help the furtherance of personal development, sport, or apprenticeships for example.


At the AGM in July 2016 Keith Herring, our chairman and founder trustee, stepped down from the chair and I had the privilege of taking over the mantle. I hope to carry forward Keith’s vision of a fund worthy of the people of Cheddar of around £300,000. This would enable the trust to provide more and larger grants and also be available to the next generation of Cheddar young people.


Axbridge and Draycott have such trust funds that were started many years ago and thanks to the generosity of the village people our trust continues to grow. Festive night 2016 raised £1,400 and in 2017 the trustees are arranging a major fundraising Race Night at the Village Hall (Church House) on October 5th.


Please support the trust by either monthly giving via a direct debit, one-off gift or a legacy by way of your will, and this will secure the trust well into the future for successive younger generations. Thank you.


Clive Panchaud


Chairman of the Trustees - January 2017

Sarah Comer Educational Charity


For more information on the Sarah Comer Educational Charity  please click here.