Catbrook Educational Trust

Supporting local children and young people with learning and development grants

Next Application Round 
Opens on 24th April 2022 and closes on 24th June 2022
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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.

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The first application round for the re-launch of The Catbrook Educational Trust (CET) was completed in August 2021. The Trustees are delighted by the response from the Community; 23 eligible applications were received and Trustees distributed funds to the value of £4,901. Applications were received for a wide variety of activities including swimming and music lessons, equipment, support for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, post university training and hobbies.

The work of the Trustees this year and a detailed summary of the 2021 application process is available in the   Annual Report 2021 (click on the link below)

The 2022 CET applications round will open on 24th April 2022 and close on 24th June 2022, so please start to think about how the Trust might be able to help you/your children next year. The Trustees will be particularly interested in applications that have a community dimension or involve collaboration between local residents.


For further information about the the operation of the Trust, the annual report, 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