CHYPPS has been delivering quality support to the VCSE sector working with children and young people for over 20 years. Our beneficiaries consist of 130 clubs and groups. They encompass start-ups, established organisations, small volunteer-led bodies and larger staffed service providers. Organisations include those engaged in early intervention, early years, youth work and groups engaging young people in volunteering, sport, community and social action, social care, health and the arts.
“All organisations concerned with children should work towards what is best for each child” (UNHRC Article 3)
To support its members to enable children and young people in Somerset to be safe, healthy, achieve and make a positive contribution to their communities.
Governance and Leadership
Our Trustee Board comprises of beneficiaries, health & social care; youth-work, volunteering and early years professionals. The Board take shared responsibility for the direction of the project and regularly review CHYPPS priorities for supporting VCSE organisations working with children, young people and families.
‘CHYPPS has been instrumental in moving In The Mix Youth Project from a small community provision to a fully registered charity. Without this support and guidance we could probably have taken some wrong turns along the way. We also would like to acknowledge the wider support CHYPPS has given to the sector as many organisations have made the transition to providing services to children and young people under the voluntary & community sector banner‘ (Cllr Eddie Gaines, Taunton & Deane District Council)
Service to YOU
We maintain a close relationship with all our beneficiaries through one to one visits, group consultation and feedback at our events. Recent analysis of beneficiary needs has highlighted the following: