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
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:
Quiz Night raises £500 for the trust
80 or so people enjoyed a great night’s entertainment at the Catholic Church Hall
on Friday 15th February, the quiz was superbly compiled and expertly presented by
CYT trustee Richard Smith, and a ploughman’s meal was kindly donated by trustee Penelope
Morgan and her husband John.
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 it 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 of more than £4,000 a year to the young people
of the parish and since it was launched in 2000 it has developed a fund of £130,000
and has provided grants of more than £35,000 to well over 200 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 more than £130,000 over the subsequent 19 years. Grants are made twice a year,
each May and November, from the interest and fundraising to help the furtherance
of personal development.
So if you are between five and 25 and live within the Parish of Cheddar then download
an application form now and submit it to the trustees for consideration in time for
our deadlines on 30th April or 31st October. The trust is here to help you.
With regard to fundraising, our Race Night in 2017 raised £1,400 and support such
as that from the Bath Arms at Festive Night and the fantastic donation from the Cheddar
Fire Brigade crew make so much difference. Though the trust relies on the generosity
of the Cheddar village people many of whom give regularly, so 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.
Chairman of the Trustees
Sarah Comer Educational Charity
For more information on the Sarah Comer Educational Charity please click here.
Equipment | Playing costs | Coaching fees
Tools of trade | Course fees
Further education | Vocational training | Leadership skills
Musical Instruments | Dance and drama tuition
In communities both in the UK and abroad
Fantastic support from the Bath Arms on Festive Night
Once again a million thanks go to the Bath Arms, Cheddar for their brilliant support
of Cheddar Youth Trust on Festive Night.
CYT trustees manned a hog roast stall outside the pub, and Bath Arms landlady Jacqui
ran a raffle running up to Christmas, the combined total raised being over £700!
“We would like to thank Jacqui for her amazing generosity, this is truly a fantastic
amount.” said CYT chairman Clive Panchaud.
Rock ‘n Roll Bingo raises over £250
Great fun was had by all who participated in the Rock ‘n Roll bingo at the Kings
Head, Cheddar on Saturday 6th Rocktober, many thanks to all for their support, and
many thanks to Val and all at the King’s Head.