How We Support

The types of activities that STAR will consider providing assistance towards include:

  • Purchase and hire of musical instruments
  • Music lessons
  • Sports equipment
  • Coaching and training
  • Drama and Dance classes
  • Art, painting, sculpture lessons and equipment
  • Transport costs and entrance fees where related to a proven interest or pursuit
  • Recreational activities that provide new and positive childhood experiences

Over 300 vulnerable children and young people living in Somerset received grant support from STAR in the year to March 2013, either singularly or as part of group activities.  We funded 10 group events including horse-riding, ice skating, cycle safety, a woodland experience, steam train day, a narrow boat trip and a regular Saturday morning club.  We also funded a Christmas Party for 50 children and young people who have a PROMISE mentor.

160 individuals were supported and funded to try out or to continue enjoying their sports, music & arts and other recreational activities.  Many events were planned and administered by PROMISE staff and volunteer mentors, evidencing the strong partnership between PROMISE and STAR as a funder.

Find out more about our who we support, and the outcomes of our work.

John has been attending training every Thursday since he got his rugby kit. He has also played each Saturday and is enjoying very much being able to play. He has reconnected with some friends that he made at school, which is excellent for a more positive social life. Thank you so much for the grant you have given John, he is very happy.

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