Every year, for the past five years, the Great Staughton Parish Charities have helped young people in the village to further their training or educational development. The Charities have supported a talented ballet dancer, contributed to tutorial expenses for a student of Chinese and French, helped a trainee chef to purchase the tools of her trade, and encouraged a trainee hairdresser take on further professional training.

The fund amounts to £5000, and the maximum award is of £2000.


How to apply

Write brief summary of your current educational / training status and provide full details of how the bursary would support your ambitions. You may mention help with tuition fees, travel costs, books, tools and equipment etc.

Send your application to:

The Parish Charities

c/o Mrs Eileen Gilbert

27 Beachampstead Road

Great Staughton PE19 5DX.



The bursary fund is particularly directed at young people between the ages of 16 and 20 who are already engaged in a training or educational course.

Applicants must be permanently resident in Staughton or Perry.

The bursary is intended to enable the candidate to continue their training or educational development, NOT to attract them into starting a particular activity.

Exceptionally, an award from the bursary may be made to a younger applicant who shows a particular aptitude in the sporting or artistic sphere, where talent is often revealed at a young age.


What educational or training courses will be supported?

The Parish Charities wish to cast the net as widely as possible. The Bursary is NOT intended to be a wholly university based award, although of course this will not be excluded. We are keen to encourage applications from young people engaged in a trade or profession: car mechanic, nurse, craftsman, chef and so on, as well as those already pursuing an academic path.


What can the Bursary be used for?

The money may be used to cover some or all tuition or training fees: travel costs: course/training material: field trips: tools and equipment: residential courses or secondments.



Applications need to be submitted before the end of June 2017. The Charities Committee will then meet to decide on the award, based on the applications received. The Charities may also decide to call in applicants for interview. The awards would be made in September, the traditional start date of academic or training courses.

To ensure transparency in the review of applications, no contact details of the applicant will be disclosed to the Committee. Applications will be judged entirely on their merits.

Anthony Withers

On behalf of the Great Staughton Parish Charities


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