Matilda Parfitt

Date of Application: 07/11/2023
Name of Applicant: Matilda Parfitt
Address: The Old Nursery, Cathay Lane, Cheddar
Postcode: BS273HB
Age: 13
Date of Birth: 04/04/2010
How long have you been in Cheddar: all of my life
Have you applied before?: No
If yes above, when? outcome?: Somerset
Why are you making this Applicant: I play cricket for Somerset County Cricket Club. Last year I made it through to the girls U13’s team and worked really hard and had a very successful season playing against different counties. I have recently be selected for the U15’s team – which I didn’t think I would make it as I am only 13. The cost of training and travelling is quite expensive. This years winter training fees is £210. On top of this I have also been selected to represent Somerset in an overseas tour in Sri Lanka. This will be an incredible experience but it is extremely expensive and something that my parents can’t afford – we have to pay £2,480. I have spoken to Mr Wiltshire (the Headmaster of my school) and I am going to do some fundraising at school and Somerset CCC have encouraged us to find sponsors and companies that would be happy to sponsor me.
How much money do you need?: I would very grateful for any amount that would help pay for the training and the tour
Details of money raised from other sources: I have already secured a £500 sponsorship from JMT Leisure which I am so happy about. I have also written to local businesses. We will also be able to raise money through a raffle that Somerset CCC run – the players will get a percentage of the money raised.
About yourself: I am 13 years old and attend Kings Academy in Cheddar. I love all sports and play for local teams in hockey, football and cricket. I also play in the school teams for rugby, football, hockey and netball. I have played cricket since I was 5 years old when I started All Stars. I have gone on to play for the U 11’s, U13’s and U15’s for cricket club. Also this year I was eligible to play ‘up’ for Cheddar senior team and I played alongside my Dad and that was great fun. I train hard as I am competing against children that attend private school and they train a lot during the week. I am very proud of myself for what I have achieved.
Parent/Guardian: Tricia Parfitt
Relationship to the applicant: Mother
Date of Application: 07/11/2023

CHEDDAR YOUTH TRUST Incorporating the Sarah Comer Trust (Education) GRANT APPLICATION FORM

Do you need financial support for a project? If so, read below and then complete the form overleaf.

The main objectives of the Trust are:

  • To assist young people in their educational, professional or vocational training. Eg, you may need books or equipment for your course of study or training, or have a special talent which will benefit from additional specialist teaching or coaching.
  • To encourage and assist young people to engage in service to the community or other worthwhile activity in the Cheddar area or in other parts of the UK or overseas. Eg, you may want to work here in Cheddar or away from home and possibly abroad, in assisting those who are old or ill or handicapped or you may want to do such things abroad to help people less fortunate than yourself.
  • To support the development or formation of any club or organisation catering for young people. Eg, You may wish to take some responsibility for getting a club off the ground or help to develop a group activity.
  • To help where real need can be demonstrated. Eg, family finances or a disability may be such that you cannot take up an available opportunity.

If you do not understand any of the details above or in the form overleaf, do not be put off; just apply. The Trustees want to see as many applications as possible and can come back to you if they need further information.

1. Applicants must be aged between five and 25 years at the submission closing date.
2. Applicants must have lived in Cheddar Parish for at least 12 months prior to the submission closing date.
3. Applicants are restricted to one application in any 12-month period.
4. Include as many details of your activity or project as you can. This will help the Trustees in their decision.

An Important Requirement: It is a condition of the grant that when you have used the money you will complete the grantee report, describing your project together with some photos. This will enable the Trustees to fully appreciate the results of the grant and with your agreement could be used to obtain publicity to both yours and the Trust’s mutual benefit. When the grant is approved, you will receive an acceptance form which you will complete and return. You will also receive a pro-forma grantee report to fill in on completion of your project. Acceptance of the grant will be taken as your agreement to these terms.