Somerset charity urges young people to change their lives by applying for training and business scholarships



Kirsty Campbell, Programs Manager at SCF, encourages Somerset youth to apply for a grant to support a new business, training or education

Submitted by the Somerset Community Foundation

The Somerset Community Foundation, based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, is a charity that helps passionate people change the world on their doorstep by funding local charities and inspiring local giving and philanthropy.

The association finances young people through two grant programs, company grants and grants to support training and employment. Both programs are open to young people who live in Somerset and are not in education, training or employment.

Business grants are intended for young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to launch their business idea. This money could be used to pay for things like equipment, materials, inventory and services to help run their business, and grants of up to £ 1,000 are available under this program.

Grants to support training and employment could help a young person between the ages of 16 and 30 cover the cost of essential items for training, apprenticeship or employment. This could include the cost of a course, a laptop, tools or clothing, or transportation costs. Grants of up to £ 500 are available under this program.

Kirsty Campbell, Programs Manager at Somerset Community Foundation, said: “We are delighted to launch this new fund, which offers grants to young people in Somerset who are not currently in employment, education or training.

“Whether you’ve created a business plan and just need a little extra money to help start your new business or you’ve decided to retrain yourself, or start a course in college or an apprenticeship – we would love to help if we can. It’s amazing the difference these grants can make.

The deadline for submitting applications is June 30. For more information click here or if you have any questions contact Kirsty Campbell by emailing or calling 01 749 344949.



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