YMCA Somerset Coast

Taunton

YMCA Somerset Coast provide a range of accommodation for young people who’ve been homeless and socially isolated. The charity also provides community facilities and outdoor activities, as well as training, work experience and apprenticeships to help them better integrate into their community.

LandAid’s £75,000 grant will enable the charity to renovate an empty hotel to create eight ensuite bed spaces and a shared kitchen for young people who are undertaking paid apprenticeships.

The charity will organise apprenticeships of eight months duration in a variety of skills, including construction, property management, hospitality and catering, child care, helping the young tenants to build a brighter future for themselves. 

This project will be funded by Pledge150.