Somerset Crimebeat was launched in 1998 to give young people up to the age of 25 an opportunity to help combat crime and the causes of crime in the community.

It is led by the current High Sheriff of Somerset and successive High Sheriffs have also pledged their support, providing valuable continuity throughout the years.

Somerset Crimebeat is supported by Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Local Authority Youth and Community Services and The Probation Service.

As of October 2016 Somerset Crimebeat Trust is administered by Somerset Community Foundation, in partnership with Quartet Community Foundation, but will remain an independent charity.

The Charity is funded entirely by donations and the Trustees would like to express their gratitude to its donors, some of whom have contributed generously on a regular basis.

We appreciate all donations, large or small; if you would like to help young disadvantaged people in Somerset by making a contribution, please click here.

The Charity

Somerset Crimebeat Trust

Somerset Crimebeat Trust

Supporting youth activities in the county

Supporting youth activities in the county

Its Aims


To be eligible for a grant (maximum £1,500) your project should:

Grants are available to groups who want to be part of the solution rather than the problem. Crimebeat ensures that such groups are responsibly led and that the projects are suitably supervised and co-ordinated.

Click here to apply

Does your project qualify for a grant?

If you would like to discuss your project before applying or have any other queries regarding Somerset Crimebeat Trust, then please contact:

Andrew Ridgewell

Programmes Manager

Somerset Community Foundation

Contact us


Above: A youth group in South Somerset show off their new indoor sports and games equipment thanks to a grant from Somerset Crimebeat.

Photo by kind permission of Christine Jones, Yeovil Press

Somerset Community Foundation and Quartet Community Foundation support Somerset Crimebeat Trust in its administration.

Please help Somerset Crimebeat by sending a donation payable to

“Somerset Crimebeat Trust”


Somerset Crimebeat Trust

c/o Kirsty Campbell

Somerset Community Foundation

Yeoman House

Shepton Mallet



If you are a UK taxpayer and are willing to complete and send a Gift Aid Form with your cheque, we can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation, thereby increasing its value by 25%.

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