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Somerset Rural Youth Project is a registered charity managed by a board of trustees a list of whom can be found at this link.


  • To address issues of rural exclusion, isolation and disadvantage that affect young people.
  • To increase the take up of training and employment opportunities by young people in rural Somerset.
  • To encourage community regeneration through good citizenship and participation.
  • To provide access to information and advice on issues relevant to the lives and aspirations of young people.
  • To generate and participate in partnerships involving young people and key local stakeholders
  • To involve young people in the organisation’s development and delivery.


SRYP works in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies and contributes to national developments as an active member of the voluntary sector.

SRYP uses a project-based approach where projects vary in size from small local initiatives to countywide services. Each project will have clearly identified aims and objectives to target delivery, accountability and fundraising. The main characteristics of which will be:

A flexible and responsive approach to the needs of young people, where they have a central role in the development and delivery of the programmes.

A willingness to experiment and be creative in areas of new and innovative practice.

A wide range of methods for engaging with young people including detached work, mobile provision, working with individuals, advice and information, rural youth club support and activity programmes.

SRYP will work generally, but not exclusively, in villages of less than 3,000 in population where SCC or other CHYPPS members are not providing a service with open access to all young people.

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