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Somerset Rural Youth Project (SRYP), a voluntary youth work charity working with young people aged 11-25 in rural Somerset.
  • Provide individual young people with advice and support.
  • Offer a wide range of Volunteering Opportunities.
  • Support young people’s involvement in their Community.
  • Provide access to and participation in Positive Activities.
SRYP have a vision of a Somerset where rural young people feel a sense of belonging, a willingness to contribute and a future that is not limited by access to opportunities and services.
We aim to engage and support young people living in rural areas in a range of social, economic, educational and recreational opportunities designed to encourage social inclusion and life-long learning. Use the links on the left to find out more about what we do.
* 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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