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Grants are available to support organisations in the UK that are undertaking projects which fill up educational gaps or make a particular aspect of education or learning more widely available.
The Trust makes small grants to UK organisations to support projects that will fill academic educational gaps, or make a particular aspect of education or learning more widely available.
Previously funded organisations include:
Children in Crisis
Children of the Mekong
Ecologia Youth Trust
IT Schools Africa
Rafiki Thabo Foundation
Read for Good
Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. As a guide, in the Trust's last financial year, the range of grants made in this category was from £500 to £4,000.
Applications will be accepted from organisations that are either registered as a company in the UK or registered as a charity in the UK.
Projects can take place overseas, but the application must come from a UK-based organisation.
Funding is not available for:
Social educational projects.
Primary or secondary schools.
Building projects or renovations.
Organisations with a political bias.
Organisations or groups formed for medical purposes, unless there is a significant educational element in the proposal.
Administrative or running costs.
Organisation seeking very large amounts of funding.
Duplicate work that is already being done by another organisation, or by the Trust.
Applications are unlikely to be considered for funding in consecutive years.
Funding is available for projects that will:
Benefit a number of people.
Fill an academic educational gap or make a particular aspect of education or learning more widely available.
The funds must be used for a particular educational project, or for a specific purpose such as furniture or equipment.
The annual deadline for applications is the end of February, for consideration in April/May.
Application forms are available on request by email from the Secretary.
Two copies of the form should be submitted to the Trust, one by email and one by post.
Gilchrist Educational Trust
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
The Gilchrist Educational Trust
43 Fern Road
Tel: 01903 746 723
Email: [email protected]
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