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Success Stories

We’ve helped young people achieve their ambitions in education, vocations and employment. And we’ve assisted parents in helping their children overcome adversity and find confidence in abilities they didn’t know they had.

A few examples of grants CYT has awarded

Marine ecology

Funds towards the cost of field trip in Puerto Rico in marine ecology as part of course. “The field course made up part of my final grade helping me to achieve a first-class honours degree. I cannot thank you enough for your contribution, it has made a big difference to my prospects of working independently.”

Volunteering in Greece

Funds were granted to a 21-year-old towards the cost of training in school for autistic children. The 21-year-old said: “This has increased my knowledge and experience. I will be volunteering in refugee camps in Greece.”

Finding focus

A grant to cover lessons in sport activities during the long summer holiday. Recommended by the school to ensure focus. “I got braver and would like to try other sports.” “I have more friends now…and am not on my play station.”

Musical youth

Help towards fees for youth musical theatre. The grantee auditioned and starred in Busted at Brighton. “I notice how much my confidence and self-esteem have grown…more positive and certain …what I want to do in the future.”

Ballet shoes

Funds towards the cost of ballet shoes and full-time dance training to become a professional dancer. Grantee achieved 91/100 in intermediate ballet exam and volunteers at Eisteddfods and for stage management. “I try to encourage the dancers and help put them at their ease.”

Riding high

A grant towards horse riding lesson to help a grantee suffering from cerebral palsy gain strength and improve social development. “The ponies have a lovely calming effect and he has gained an affinity with animals that he would not normally have experienced.”

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.