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success stories

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

I just wanted to say a quick thank you for your support and funding for my Duke of Edinburgh Awards over the last few years. I recently attended Buckingham Palace for my Gold Award celebration and was fortunate enough to be able to talk to the Duke of Edinburgh. Both the celebration and the whole […]

Biology back-up

Help towards the cost of a biology expedition to Honduras. “I furthered my understanding of biology and took part in the wonderful conservation project involving the locals, helping them to understand the benefits. I enjoyed replanting trees. And lectures furthered my knowledge in both jungle and marine ecology.”

Trade tools

A grant to purchase tools for trade.” It has helped me carry out many jobs in the trade which I would not have been able to carry out without the tools.”

Duke of Edinburgh awards

Funds towards Gold Award for Duke of Edinburgh Awards on Dartmoor, which was achieved. “Personally, I have gained immensely from the DoE, learning trust and unity while working as a team. I recognise my own weaknesses and know to accept assistance. A very beneficial addition to my CV.”

Speech Therapy

A 24-year-old was given funding to help assist in a degree course including speech therapy. They said: “I gained a great learning experience dealing with different cultures and dealing with parents which helped me learn about their needs too.“

Pitch Perfect

A 10-year-old was able to take singing lessons thanks to a grant which went towards the costs. They said: “In my singing exam I got 98%. Singing means the world to me. Thank you for believing in me.”

Beauty School

A 17-year-old was able to purchase equipment and uniform which enabled them to study for level 2 Beauty Therapy and then go on to study for Level 3. They said: “I enjoy it so much.”

Fighting Fit

An eight-year-old was able to take kickboxing lessons thanks to a CYT grant and has taken part in competitions and maintained a great level of stamina and fitness.

Corps of music

Help towards the purchase of a musical instrument. The grantee was accepted into the Corps of Army Music Summer School and going on to do a music degree. “I would like to become a full-time ceremonial musician in the Army after my degree. Many thanks.”

Day care

A 21-year-old completed their degree after funding towards daycare while studying at Cardiff. The grantee said: “I have achieved ABB in my degree. Thank you for making this possible.”

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.


APPLICATION FORM GUIDANCE NOTES (See the form)
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.