WHO DO WE SUPPORT?
• Somerset children and young people defined as ‘in need’ under the children act 1989.
• Children & Young People leading dysfunctional lifestyles and/ or living in poverty.
• May have a disability or complex needs
• Be subject to child protection plans through abuse or neglect
• Be in the care of the local authority
• Be a care leaver or young refugee.
• Unemployed or low paid families in receipt of benefits,
who have no disposable income for Children's & Young People activities.

THE ACTIVITIES WE FUND

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

  • Music and art lessons
  • Drama and dance classes
  • Sports and youth clubs
  • Uniform activities eg. scouts, guides etc.
  • Purchase and hire of musical instruments, art and sports equipment
  • Entrance fees where related to a proven interest or pursuit
  • Group events that provide positive childhood experiences
Apply for funding

APPLY FOR FUNDING FOR A CHILD

STAR supports children and young people aged between 0 and 21 years (25 if a care leaver) designated as ‘in need’ within Somerset.

  • BABIES / TODDLERS
  • CHILDREN
  • YOUNG PEOPLE
  • CARE LEAVERS

We support those who:

  • Are in care
  • Are care leavers
  • Have a disability
  • Are experiencing inadequate parenting
  • Have behaviour that can present significant difficulties
  • Are experiencing discrimination
  • Have circumstances that prevent them from experiencing a range of activities and opportunities available to other children and young people of a similar age
  • Are living in an environment that is threatening to their health and development
  • Are in need of therapeutic support
  • Are at risk of offending and criminal behaviour.

If you wish to make an application to STAR, please click the STAR Application Form button below, fill it in and submit. If you have any queries, please contact us by calling 01749 822802 or email us at star@somerset-star.org.uk

STAR APPLICATION FORM

COMPLETE AN EVALUATION

If a child or young person has received funding from STAR for an activity or event, we request that an Evaluation Form is completed. Our funders require follow up information as to the impact of their funding, therefore the completion of the Evaluation Form is an essential criteria in order for funding to be granted. It also allows us to learn more about their experience and outcomes.

If you are looking to complete an Evaluation form please download it via the button below, fill it in and either email it to star@somerset-star.org.uk or post it to STAR, PO Box 5176, Shepton Mallet, BA4 9DD.

STAR EVALUATION FORM - ADULT

STAR EVALUATION FORM - YOUNG PERSON

“Yet again we are indebted to STAR for making such special days a reality and for bringing such fun and enjoyment into a young person’s life”

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