Eligibility Criteria For Individuals Seeking To Apply

The charity is keen to encourage applications, to provide support for suitable projects and to grant aid to individuals meeting the charity’s criteria. The charity assists young people who are engaged in any type of educational activity, giving particular priority to young people who are studying for a recognised higher education qualification or who are already performing to a high level in the arts or in sport.

Photograph ‘Phyllomedusa Palliata’, an Amazonian 
tree frog courtesy of William Howell, a grant recipient.

Grants are not means-tested and anyone can apply as long as you need the following criteria:

To be eligible for a grant, individual applicants must have lived in or attended a school in the area of benefit for a minimum of twelve months and normally be aged between 5 and 25.

Please note that the charity is not able to make grants on grounds of ‘hardship’.  The charity’s constitution does not permit the Trustees to consider ‘hardship’ when considering applications.


Eligibility Criteria For Groups Seeking To Apply

Voluntary groups must cater for young people aged up to 25 and must benefit young people in the Charity’s area of benefit.


Area of Benefit 

The Charity’s area of benefit covers most of the northern part of Braintree District and a small part of the Borough of Colchester, as set out below:

The Parishes of Alphamstone, Ashen, Belchamp Otten, Belchamp St. Paul, Belchamp Walter, Birdbrook, Borley, Bulmer, Bures Hamlet, Castle Hedingham, Coggeshall, Colne Engaine, Earls Colne, Foxearth, Gestingthorpe, Gosfield, Great Henny, Great Maplestead, Great Yeldham, Greenstead Green and Halstead Rural, Helions Bumpstead, Lamarsh, Liston, Little Henny, Little Maplestead, Little Yeldham, Middleton, Ovington, Pebmarsh, Pentlow, Ridgewell, Sible Hedingham, Stambourne, Steeple Bumpstead, Stisted, Sturmer, Tilbury Juxta Clare, Toppesfield, Twinstead, White Colne and Wickham St. Paul, and the Town of Halstead, all in the District of Braintree; and the Parishes of Chappel, Mount Bures and Wakes Colne, all in the District of Colchester.


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For further details or any other enquiries please contact the Clerk