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From 2014 onwards grants made by the Cheddar Youth Trust in the area of sporting achievement are awarded in the memory of Dick Edmonds a lifelong Cricketer and local sportsman. Click here for more information

The Dickie’s Diamonds Sports Achievement Awards



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application form.

how do I apply ?

Who can apply?


You can apply for a grant if, at the date at which the awards are made:


You are at least old enough to attend school but are under 25.

You have been resident in the Civil Parish of Cheddar for at least twelve months.

You have a project or need to which such an award would make a real difference.

How do I apply?


Please click here for an application form you can save and / or print. Alternatively, please contact one of the Trustees details of whom are on the contact page. Complete forms should be submitted by hand or post to:


Mr Mark Meldon, Hon Treasurer (CYT), Meldon & Co LTD, Bath Street, Cheddar, BS27 3AA


Please note that awards are made twice a year but you can submit an application at any time.


The deadlines for receipt of your submission are 30th April and 31st October.


Examples of the applications we have been pleased to have helped in the past include the following activities:


Spending three months helping out in an orphanage in Southern India during a gap year.

Spending free weekends doing voluntary youth work during a Pastoral Ministry Degree Course.

Course fees, exam fees and the purchase of books and other materials for college and university courses.

Development of talent through increased training opportunities for a national level athlete.

Purchase of improved sound equipment to help a volunteer at local community events.

Degree fieldwork amongst an aboriginal community in Australia.

Attendance at Stagecoach Drama School to pursue a great love of drama and music.

Qualification in British Sign Language in order to pursue a career helping those with severe hearing problems.

Kick-starting  the large fund-raising requirement to enable a student to spend time in the third world serving local communities.

Fees to attend a specialist Agricultural College.

Spending a year in Russia working in an orphanage.

A trainee doctor gaining medical experience abroad, working in both a Tanzanian Hospital and Fiji.

Spending a year in Estonia doing voluntary work with adults with learning disabilities.