Who are we?

The Bridge Project exists to 'Invest in young people so they feel valued and accepted, empower young people to live up to their potential and inspire young people to dream!'
We are a Christian charity based in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire and we work in Tadcaster and the surrounding villages.


What do we do?

We do this through providing a wide variety of children’s, youth and family activities including work in the local secondary school and two primary schools. We run a twice weekly youth drop-in and weekly primary aged club, parent and toddler groups, summer holiday club and various trips through out the year.

Our Staff

Sharon Masterman

Sharon Masterman is our Community Worker and has been employed by the Project since May 2014.

Sharon has a heart for young Parents and children. She runs Chatterbox on a Friday and Monday.

Andy Pocock

Andy is a youth worker for the Bridge Project. He has been employed by the Project since September 2017

Andy is passionate about helping young people overcome things that they may struggle with in life.

Kate Ellarby

Kate is our Girls Worker and has been employed by the Project since October 2018.

Kate is inspired to help build up young female's self-esteem and to help them be the girl they want to be.

Beth Cookson

Beth is the Bridge Projects Team Connecter.

She is the most recent addition to the team but is no stranger to youth and community work, having run a youth project in York for the last 12  years, and currently splitting her time between The Bridge Project and her other role working with young offenders.
Beth aims to have an overview of all the work we do, and encourages connection, communication and the forward momentum of the project.


Lynn Bell

Francis Maddan

Clive Bell

Shelby Pocock


Kirsty Buckle

The Trustees


The trustees meet approximately six times a year and their role is in planning, governing and supporting the work of the Bridge Project. The staff workers attend the trustees meetings, with each worker linked to a trustee who will act as line manager, meeting with him/her regularly for support and encouragement, and carrying out job reviews and appraisals.

Trustees also visit the office from time to time or drop in on the evening events that have been organised, taking an active interest in the continuing development of the work of The Bridge Project Tadcaster.

For anyone who would like to read through our Safeguarding policy. Please click on the file below to download a PDF version of the policy.

Safeguarding Policy


Awards for All - Lottery

Sporos Trust

Liz & Terry Brammal Foundation

Garfield Weston

Ed De Nunzio Charitable Trust

Charles Hayward Foundation

Rural Ainsty PCC



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