Grant boost for Somerset youth clubs

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Youth clubs across Somerset have netted a share of more than £105,000 in grants from Somerset County Council’s Youth and Community Service.

The grants, for 34 youth clubs in total, will support projects across the county to help run popular sessions. They are matched by over £287,000 in locally raised funding and hundreds of hours in volunteers’ time – all for the benefit of Somerset’s young people.

Cabinet member for Children and Young People, Councillor Frances Nicholson, said: “Provision for our young people is incredibly important so I am really pleased we are able to provide these grants, which, combined with money raised by local communities, ensure the clubs are sustainable.

“Central of course to ensuring there is good support for young people is the dedicated hard work of the volunteers – without whom there would be no youth clubs.”

The clubs which will receive grants are:

Mendip  
Limitless Youth Club, Wells £3,500
Evercreech Youth Club £797
Frome Youth Club £7,000
Shepton Mallet Youth Club £3,500
Street Youth Club £3,500
Glastonbury Youth Club – Windmill Hill £3,500
Coleford Youth Club £3,500
Stoke St Michael Youth Club £2,330
Sedgemoor Amount Awarded
The Zone Youth Club, Burnham-on-Sea £3,225
Victoria Park Senior Youth Club, Bridgwater £2,497
Chilton Trinity Youth Club £2,845
Cannington Youth Club £3,500
North Petherton Youth Club £3,500
Alpha Point Bus, Highbridge £3,492
South Somerset Amount Awarded
Hambridge & Westport Youth Café £1,919
Stoke  sub Hamdon Youth Club £3,500
Charltons Senior Youth Club £3,416
Norton sub Hamdon Youth Club £3,130
Wyndham Park Youth Club, Yeovil £3,258
West Coker Youth Club £955
ArchiesXtra, Somerton £2,706
Tintinhull Youth Club £2,855
Youth Zone – Chard Young People’s Centre £3,300
Ilminster Youth Club £3,054
Martock Youth Club £3,500
Brympton Youth Club, Yeovil £2,056
Taunton Deane Amount Awarded
Creech St Michael Youth Club £3,000
Halcon Youth Club, Taunton £3,500
Kingston St Mary Youth Club £3,481
Café Random, Wiveliscombe £2,700
Wellington Young People’s Centre £3,500
West Somerset Amount Awarded
Minehead Youth Club £3,500
Stogursey Youth Club £3,500
Williton Youth Club £3,500