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West Somerset Essential Life Skills Grants

Note: In view of this important announcement on the "Future of Somerset Youth and Community Service" (as it ceases operation on 31 Jan 2019), interested applicants are urged to make contact with Jeff Brown, Service Manager, Children's Commissioning, Somerset County Council,County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY (jbrown@somerset.gov.uk) to check applications will still be processed and for any address changes etc.

The Essential Life Skills programme is funded by the Department for Education as part of its support for the West Somerset Opportunity Area. This programme aims to enable young people to improve their confidence, knowledge and skills through participation in extra-curricular activity programmes.

Grants are available to individual young people and organisations in the West Somerset District Council area to develop and expand youth provision and enable young people to access positive activities.

Click on the relevant image to download information which includes crietria, application process and application form.

ELS Grants - Groups

You can also download the Group Grant application form in MS Word format

ELS Grants - Individuals

The application deadline is Wednesday 27 Feb 2019* for an assessment meeting w/c 4 March 2019. Applicants will be notified by Friday 15 March 2019.

If you have any questions, please email youthservice@somerset.gov.uk. Please send the completed application form to: ELS Programme, Youth & Community Service, The Hollies, South Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3AG

*Please note: the 2019 grant round is subject to the availability of ELS funding.


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