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Donations and sponsorship

As a registered charity, we are dependent upon a range of funders and especially on the goodwill and support available from donations or more regular sponsorship.

Our staff make our limited resources go a very long way and every contribution is essential. Take a look at some of our projects and causes, listed to the left of the page and in the Projects tab above, you could support and keep in our local communities! You can check out our Six Ways to Give and see which suits you best.

We are very excited to be fundraising with GivTree early next year! You can become part of GivTree, and engrave your name in the future of fundraising here

GivTree will use chain reaction of many small donations to ignite support for Somerset Rural Youth Project.

Donors give a small amount and then nominate some friends to donate and nominate as well. This process repeats and grows into a network, or ‘tree’, of donors that is visually represented in GivTree. You can quickly visualise how far you have spread into your community, or through your workplace, and successful GivTrees will grow exponentially beyond the initial sapling. After 20 cycles, if each donor gives £1 and nominates 2 friends, it would raise over £1million.

As fundraising targets are reached for SRYP, the whole tree of donors can see how their donations and nominations have created tangible results.

Supporting a charity isn't just about giving money! We are grateful to anyone who will help us help young people and make the communities of Somerset even better. Here are a few ideas of how you could get involved:


We frequently rely upon the skills and enthusiasm of volunteers to assist our paid staff with Youth Work sessions. The work we do is incredibly rewarding and has clear benefits for the young people we work with, their families and the rural communities of Somerset.

If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved, please contact Steve Baker at our Edington office, telephone number 01278 722100 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

One example of a one-off fund raising event, Nicola Slawaski (one of SRYP's board of trustees) and her husband Victor undertook a sponsored hike, coast to coast across Scotland. Read this report of their experiences.


There are many ways of getting involved in fundraising for adults and young people. You can enjoy the challenge of creating and coordinating events, or even just seek sponsorship for an event you are already doing. Chances to get involved include:

  • Friends of SRYP. We hope in the near future to build a group of friends to support our organisation, who will act as a fundraising committee. You will have the opportunity to create large and small fundraising initiatives. This is a great opportunity to make a difference whilst having fun! Please contact Jessica Lowndes for more details.
  • One off events to make a difference. Perhaps you are looking for a reason to get fit or are a regular runner? Why not enter an event and use our Sponsor Form to raise money? For those with big fundraising ambitions, we could even set up your own online fundraising page for you! Choose from our innovative projects to fundraise for, listed on the tab, Projects at the top of the page. Please contact Jessica Lowndes for more details.
  • Young persons fundraising group. This is run every other week on a Tuesday evening. We all know young people have the best ideas and we aim to make them happen. We help you to pick from the best of your ideas and support you put these into practice. As well as this, this style of charity work is ideal for those looking to boost their CV for College, University or employment. Please contact Jessica Lowndes on 01278 722100 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

The SRYP 200 Club

We are now running a 200 Club, an easy way for anyone to support the work we do, with the chance of winning cash prizes!

£1 per number per month (£12 a year) enters you into a monthly draw where the £50 prize fund is split as follows:

 1st number drawn = £25

2nd number drawn = £15

3rd number drawn = £10

The remaining proceeds from subscriptions, £150 a month, will be spent directly on SRYP’s youth work delivery in Somerset!

Download the form here for more details and how to subscribe.


This year SRYP participated in the Bridgwater Carnival. Steve Baker and Jessica Lowndes were joined by four young people from North Petherton youth club for a night of bright lights and fun. Attendees followed the procession and shook buckets to collect donations from the carnival crowd. Member of staff Dawn Bate shook buckets during the day along with friends and family. SRYP members raised a total of £163.24 which will be split 50/50 with North Petherton youth club.

SRYP would like to thank Hi Viz Workwear Ltd  for providing hi vis jackets for the night and Fancy Dress Hub for donating costumes for the occasion.

Bag Packing Event

On the 19th October young people involved with SRYP joined staff members Jessica Lowndes and Vicki-Lyn Windsor in a bag packing event at Asda in Bridgwater. The event ran from 10am till 4pm and raised £211.47, an amount we were all very proud of. A total of eight young people helped pack bags throughout the day not only helping to raise funds but also awareness of SRYP. A big thank you to all who came along! If you would like to help SRYP raise money in the future then please contact Jessica Lowndes.

In the meantime, why not check out our past and present fundraising events?

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Coming Events
Mon Apr 20 @ 7:00PM-09:00PM
Bruton Youth Club
Tue Apr 21 @ 3:30PM-05:30PM
The Zone, Burnham-on-Sea
Wed Apr 22 @ 7:00PM-09:00PM
New Sessional work Yeovil
Thu Apr 23 @ 7:00PM-09:00PM
New Sessional work Yeovil
Fri Apr 24 @ 6:30PM-09:00PM
Red Brick Youth Café
Mon Apr 27 @ 7:00PM-09:00PM
Bruton Youth Club
Tue Apr 28 @ 3:30PM-05:30PM
The Zone, Burnham-on-Sea
Wed Apr 29 @ 7:00PM-09:00PM
New Sessional work Yeovil
Thu Apr 30 @ 7:00PM-09:00PM
New Sessional work Yeovil
Fri May 01 @ 6:30PM-09:00PM
Red Brick Youth Café
Mon May 04 @ 7:00PM-09:00PM
Bruton Youth Club
Tue May 05 @ 3:30PM-05:30PM
The Zone, Burnham-on-Sea
Wed May 06 @ 7:00PM-09:00PM
New Sessional work Yeovil
Thu May 07 @ 7:00PM-09:00PM
New Sessional work Yeovil