Help for play and youth groups

Find out about our grants offered to play and youth groups.

Skittles group

Youth Development Grant

We provide Youth Development Grants of up to £500 to support community groups who provide things to do and places to go for young people in their local area.

Funding can used to redecorate your club venue, create new activity projects, provide additional materials and resources and train your volunteers.

Contact us about a Youth Development Grant

Holiday Playscheme Grant

We provide up to £100 to support the provision of summer holiday playschemes and activities for children between 5 and 15 years of age.

Contact us about a Holiday Playscheme Grant


Grants for young people

As well as providing grants and funding for community groups and organisations, we also provide a number of small grants to support young people.

Contact us about grants for young people


Youth development funding

  • Funding of up to £500.
  • Available for community groups working with young people aged 9 to 19 years of age.
  • Funding to be used to provide opportunities for young people.

Contact us about Youth Development Funding

Community Foundation Local Network Fund


  • Funding between £750 and £7,000.
  • Available for charitable, voluntary and community organisations.
  • Funding must be used to support disadvantaged young people aged up to19 years 

Find out more on the Somerset Community Foundation website


Funding to improve youth facilities

Funding is available for groups aiming to create opportunities for young people in England and provide exciting places to go and things to do.

Find out more on the Make Space website


Heritage Lottery Fund- Young Roots

Young Roots is a grant programme designed to engage young people aged 13-25 with their heritage.  Young Roots projects stem directly from the interest and ideas of young people, who are supported by youth and heritage organisations to develop skills, build confidence, and connect with their local communities.

Find out more on the Heritage Lottery Fund website

Young UnLtd

Young UnLtd is now the latest place to go for our young social entrepreneurs and supporters. It's a new online home with lots of opportunities from awards (cash and support), events, tools and resources, case studies, volunteer and training opportunities, as well as partner opportunities.

Find out more on the UnLtd website