Catbrook Educational Trust

Supporting local children and young people with learning and development grants

Applications open Monday 12th April 2021 and close Wednesday 30th June 

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The Catbrook Educational Trust was launched in 2004 after a group of dedicated local residents, led by Martin Routh and Duncan Myatt, fought to secure the proceeds from the sale of Catbrook School, in the 1990s, to put into trust to support the education of the children in Catbrook and the surrounding area. The Trust was active for a number of years, but has not been able to make contributions to the development of local young adults and children who might have been eligible to apply for financial assistance for the last few years.The capital has been carefully protected and a new board of Trustees was put in place in 2020 to re-launch the Trust in 2021.



The aim of the Trust is to support the education (including social and physical training) of young people under the age of 25 who are, or have been, resident in the catchment area of the former Catbrook School. This area includes the villages of Catbrook, Broadstone, Whitelye, Parkhouse, Trellech Grange, Cicelyford and Botany Bay.

Applications Process


Applications for grants will open after the Easter Holidays 2021 and close at the end of June; with funds being sent to successful applicants in August ready for the new school year. Applications can be made for all sorts of activities that support the education and development of the children of Catbrook and the surrounding area. This could include contributions to extra curricular activities, materials, equipment or training for apprenticeships, work or University, travel to or uniform for school or paying for school trips. The application form and more information about the sorts of activities that the grants are intended for can be found by clicking on the button below. We will especially welcome hearing from the children/young people themselves


You can submit your application by emailing it to or by dropping it in the letterbox at the Village Hall. Trustees will meet in early July to agree the distribution of funds and we write to all applicants after this meeting. 

Re-launch of the Catbrook Educational Trust


The Trustees have now met several times to agree the process for managing the Trust sustainably for the benefit of the children and young people of the community. We have put in place a Charter to describe the parameters for operating the Trust and have started to finalised the application and decision making processes, as well as the mechanism for distributing funds. 


For further information about the the operation of the Trust, the fund position and the catchment area please click on the boxes below. 

If you have any further questions, you can contact the Trustees by email at



Click on an image to read the biographies of the Trustees.

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Leanne Wakerley


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Nigel Williams

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Dawn Cater


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Nicky Harvey

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Laura Thorpe


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Dave Phipps

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Andy Pullan

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Craig Bridgeman