The next deadline for applications to the Wessex Youth Trust is the 1st November 2018. The Trust awards grants to registered charities (including schools pre-schools and PTAs) that help, support and advance the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 21 years.
Applications from self-help organisations and charities requiring seed corn funding or pump priming for the development of more extensive fund-raising initiatives are preferred, as are specific project funding requests rather than contributions to broader appeals.
Projects supported in the past includes Second Chances, a charity which rescues and rehabilitates abandoned horses and ponies and then goes on to use them to work with disabled and disadvantaged young people. The Wessex Youth Trust’s donations contributed to the construction of disabled access facilities and improvements to an outdoor riding arena, as well as to the purchase of new specially adapted saddles for disabled riders. To see more examples of the types of projects funded by the Wessex Trust please click here.