About the Trust
The trust was set up after the closure of Blymhill School. However, until the School building was sold, there was not enough money in the trust for grants. We are now delighted to be able to help the local community with funds for education and training. Who are the trustees? As it was a Church school, the trustees have traditionally been the rector of Blymhill and the Churchwardens. Recently they have invited other members of the local community to become Trustees to ensure that the Trust continues to be administered transparently and in the best interests of the wider community. Please note that although the Rector and the Churchwardens are Trustees – and although this was a Church school – the money neither belongs to the Church nor can it be used for the Church maintenance and general running costs.
What is the purpose of the trust?
The trust exists to provide full or partial funding for projects that have broadly educational focus and benefit the local community. The rules that govern the trust reflect this, and we are answerable to the charity Commission in ensuring that the money is used in this way
Who can apply for a grant?
Individuals and organisation’s falling within the parish boundaries of Blymhill and Weston-under-Lizard may apply for a grant of money, normally between £500 and £5000. In order that the trust can continue to give grants in the years to come, the funding ‘pot’ will be capped at £5000 per year, although this amount will be reviewed annually by the trustees.
What sort of projects?
The trust will consider applications from organisations or individuals. The type of projects could be (but not restricted to) * the provision of short courses in the local community * help for those seeking to return to work or education/training * youth and children’s work * rural skills training * adult skills training * Physical and health education, awareness and activities * school holiday clubs * one-off grants for training courses/reskilling * educational field trips and exchanges * church activities with an education focus * help to purchase equipment for a course of study * voluntary work overseas, where that work has an education focus. Please note that applications for help with naturally occurring full-time university/school fees or maintenance will NOT be normally be considered, nor applications for educational resources that already receive grants from other trusts. It could be that you represent a voluntary organisation looking to provide IT workshops for older residents, or a school holiday club for the younger ones. Or you might be an individual looking to return to work after caring for someone, but need a bit of retraining to get started. Or you could be a student who has been offered a chance of teaching disadvantaged children overseas for a year and you need some help to get there. Or you could be a voluntary organisation and want to train a couple of your volunteers to be first aiders. If you are not sure wether your project is eligible, just ask!! So, wether you are already involved in a project or wish to begin something new, please talk to us. We’d love to be able to help you.
When should I apply?
Applications, consisting of an application form and covering letter, are invited by 1st May and 1st November each year. Application forms can be requested from the trustees at the following address:
Please post the completed form to:
The Trustees, Blymhill School Trust, C/O The Meadows, Blymhill Common, Shifnal. TF11 8JP or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information telephone 01785 840395 or 01952 691768.