Family Carers Resilience Workers (Youth)

Looking at 2023 with Chief Executive Richard Nuttall

We have had an incredibly busy and successful 2022 at SYST (Shropshire Youth Support Trust). With new projects to broaden our reach of support to more young people and broader into the Mercia district, as well as new volunteers & team members, and several invitations to help support other organisations to understand better the barriers […]

A Christmas message from the Shropshire Youth Support Trust’s Chairman

As we fast approach Christmas after a busy 12 months, we would firstly like to thank so many Shropshire people for their essential contribution to SYST’s achievements. SYST’s is fortunate to have several supporters, partners, Asystors, the SYST team, mentors and associates who have made a real difference in helping disadvantaged young people to start […]

‘Highly disturbing’ study finds mental health issues rising among young people

A sample of almost 13,000 young people across England who were in Year 11 in 2021 also found differences in the mental health of different genders. The proportion of young people experiencing mental health issues has almost doubled in just over a decade, a “shocking” new report has suggested. More than four in 10 young […]

Win a £1,000 John Lewis Voucher this Christmas!

Christmas is on the horizon, and we’ve got the perfect prize to fill you full of holiday cheer – on Saturday 17th December, one lucky supporter will win a fantastic £1,000 John Lewis eGift Card! Don’t worry if you’ve left things ‘til the last minute! From tech to toys and furniture to fashion, you can […]

Small Equipment Grant

• Act now to get share of business cash pot Act now to get share of business cash pot Time is running out for businesses to get their hands on £10,000 EU grants to help them pay for vital equipment. More than £670,000 from the Small Equipment Grant pot has already been paid to businesses […]

Youth Charity Looks to explore Coding, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Local charity Shropshire Youth Support Trust has attended its second Partnership Meeting in Estonia to discuss the CAIR 4 YOUTH project. The project CAIR 4 YOUTH has been designed to support professionals in the youth sector in acquiring and developing coding, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and Robotics skills. There will be a focus on upskilling Youth […]

Dungeons and Dragons workshops

ASYSTED business the Shropshire Dungeon Master is putting on Dungeons and Dragons workshops for our beneficiaries! This is incredible to see Joel’s (The Creator of Shropshire Dungeon Master) journey come full circle from being a beneficiary himself to delivering a service for our other beneficiaries is an amazing feat and an accomplishment for the budding […]

‘We just listen’: Seven-year anniversary for charity helping young people achieve their dreams

A charity is celebrating seven years of helping Shropshire’s young people break down barriers, build businesses and find confidence. In October 2015, Richard Nuttall sat in an empty office in Telford with nothing but a desk and a chair to launch Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST), a charity helping young, disadvantaged people break down barriers […]

Congratulations to Kimberly Corfield!

Congratulations to Kim Corfield for being the first beneficiary to complete all programmes for Breakthru. The next phase for Kim is the ASYSTED Business programme which she is now signed up for! Kim is a graphic designer and artist looking to get into employment. If you know of any opportunities within Shropshire that would suit Kim […]

Armed Forces Covenant

We are absolutely delighted to be part of the Armed Forces Covenant. The Covenant itself serves as a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. Shropshire Youth Support Trust recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families […]

Search is on for new generation of young innovators

Young people across the Marches who are looking to turn their business ideas into reality are being urged to take part in a special competition. Innovate UK – part of UK Research and Innovation – is investing £2.4 million in innovators aged 18 to 30 under its Young Innovators scheme to help them turn their […]

High Sheriff of Shropshire Visits SYST!

(Pictured left to right: Mike Paul, Stephen Trowbridge, Robert Bland, Selina Graham, Richard Nuttall and Sarah Evans) We were delighted that Selina (the High Sheriff of Shropshire) Graham visited us to check out our premises along with the current support on offer for the Shropshire community. Selina took to her Instagram to say: “Invest in […]

CapGemini UoB Event

We were privileged to have attended UoB CapGemini Community challenge. A fantastic opportunity for our charity to present to people and showcase what we do and who we are. We were delighted to bring one of our beneficiaries with us and even took centre stage (pictured with Sarah here) to discuss his experience with SYST! […]

Yiasmin Freestone receives her Certificate of Recognition

We are delighted to have gifted Yiasmin Freestone a certificate of recognition for all her hard work and contributions to our charity. Yiasmin has not only been a mentor to some of our beneficiaries but she has delivered HMRC workshops for us, attended panel sessions and has even offered support to beneficiaries in her own time, […]

Thankful Thursday – Alex Leighton’s Table Cloth for SYST

Thank you Alex Leighton for this fantastic Table Cloth! Alex is one of our beneficiaries who has gone from strength to strength during her entire time with SYST. When we needed a table cloth for all the exciting events we do it was a no-brainer to source it in-house! You can read more about Alex […]

Funding News

Well Being Grants for Communities Severn Trent Community Fund 2022 Grants from £2,000 to £200,000 are available for projects that support the wellbeing of communities in the Severn Trent region. Projects must be new and link to at least one of three key elements of community wellbeing: • People: projects that help people to lead […]

SYST Beneficiaries receive their awards

We are delighted to announce that four of our beneficiaries have received their awards at last night’s Young Person Grant Awards helmed by Telford & Wrekin Council. Pictured (left to right) Romilly Esp,  Charlotte Druce, Lewis Jenkins and Yasmin Barker Congratulations 🙂

Young Innovators Awards 2022/23

Young Innovators Awards 2022/23 Young people (aged 18-30 by 27th July 2022) can apply for an award that will help turn their business idea into a reality – including a £5,000 grant, a two days a week living allowance, and tailored business support. Funding Details Registration Opens 13/06/2022 Registration Closes 27/07/2022 Award Each Young Innovators […]

Volunteer with SYST

One thing SYST prides ourselves on is having a fantastic working relationship with all our volunteers. We have an array of mentors who have contributed their time to work with our beneficiaries and help them achieve goals and succeed. Here are a couple of nice things that have been said by our coaches: “I have […]

A moment with Romilly

I am a freelance photographer who has been through a lot in my short life, facing many challenges. I am visually impaired and have several other complex health issues. I see photography and videography as freedom. I love capturing people’s and animals’ special moments. I have created my business called Esp Media Warrior with assistance […]

Funding news

Latest opportunities National Lottery Awards Grants available: £5,000 Overview: Nominate a charitable organisation for the National Lottery Awards, with the prize being a trophy and £5,000 for your organisation. All nominees must have been funded by the National Lottery or in association with a National Lottery funded project. The nomination categories are arts, culture & […]

Volunteer Youth Worker

Do you know anyone that would like to volunteer their time and skills for a good cause? We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and empathetic volunteer youth workers to work with and support our young people. Our volunteer youth workers will act as a main point of contact for young person/people. Helping them to build […]

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