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Bartholomew Educational Foundation - Eynsham charity


Educational Grants - do you qualify ?

This Foundation makes money grants to people under 25 - living in the Parish of Eynsham

The Foundation has a maximum of about £2,000 available each year to distribute in grants. The grants which can be made are:

  • * To help apprentices or trainees buy tools, books, instruments, clothing, etc when they leave school or college and want to enter a trade or profession;

    * To assist travel abroad for educational purposes;

    * To help those studying music or other arts;

    * To assist in providing physical training or recreational or social facilities of any kind not normally made available by the Educational Authority;

    * To provide financial assistance at school or college; and

    * To promote in any other way the education of people who qualify.


Grants can also be made to bodies providing educational facilities (including physical training, recreational or social facilities) for people under 25 in the Parish, provided these grants are for particular educational purposes and the Foundation meets the needs of individual applicants first.

Every application is considered on its merits. Anyone who qualifies may apply - the scheme is not restricted to people with a low income.

Making an Application

Applications for people under 18 should be made by a parent or guardian.

Write to the Clerk with full details of the person the grant is requested for (name, address, age, what you need the grant for, what cost is involved, etc.).

If you are an Apprentice or Trainee send a list of tools, books, instruments, etc.. with their prices and a note of when you expect to start your training.

The Trustees meet four times a year, usually in February, May, August or September and November. They will consider your application and will be in touch with you as soon as possible afterwards. Please send in your application the month before the next meeting if you can.

About the Foundation

A registered Charity, it operates under a constitution set up by the Charity Commission. There are eight Trustees - the Vicar of Eynsham, 3 appointed by Oxford County Council and 4 appointed by Eynsham parish Council. A report is made each spring to the Eynsham Parish Meeting. (The names of people receiving grants are not made public).

Clerk to the Trustees
R N Mitchell
20 High Street, Eynsham Witney, Oxon OX29 4HB