Catbrook Educational Trust
Supporting local children and young people with learning and development grants
Application Round 2024
Opens Monday 8th April
Closes Friday 14th June
The Catbrook Educational Trust (Charity Number: 1199479) 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. To see a map of the catchment area please click on the link below.
The latest application round for The Catbrook Educational Trust (CET) was completed in August 2023. The Trustees are delighted by the response from the Community; 25 applications were received on behalf of 33 local children and young people and all were successful. Trustees distributed funds to the value of £5825.
Analysis shows that there was an even split between applicants who have applied before and those who have not. This year shows a marked increase in applications from younger children with 19 out of 33 applicants being of pre-school or primary school age, 5 secondary and 10 sixth form and above. Just under a third of applications (9) were from families who would describe themselves as less affluent.
The types of activities applied for this year including swimming and music lessons, experiences, with rowing being a recurring theme and computer equipment to support the start of secondary school or university. There was one application from a group of families to support improvements to play equipment in the village that will benefit many families in the area.
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If you have any further questions or any feedback regarding on the process or the contribution that a CET grant has given to the education/development of your child please contact the Trustees by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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