Most of us nowadays receive a good basic education from the State, in primary and secondary schools, and at least some help if we progress to college and university. But there are always expenses that have to be met which will improve the education we get. And this is where the Stonehouse School Trustees can sometimes help – by using funds that once were allocated to teaching the basics to those most in need.
Is there some piece of equipment needed to play a full part in the course you are studying? Are you having to travel more than you expected to gain as much as you can from what you are doing? Is everyone else in your school going on an educational trip to which your parents cannot afford to contribute the payment needed? Is there an ambitious project – or a tiny need – that will help you to do what you really want to do in life which you can’t afford?
Those are a few examples of things to which we may be able to contribute. We’re limited to helping people under 25 – so whether you’re at infant school or studying after your first degree, it may be worth asking for our support.
The help we can give is also limited to people living in Stonehouse and Cainscross. Use the maps on the Church Parish Finder website to check if you live in the relevant parishes by entering your postcode into the site. If you think you’d benefit from our help, ask! Funds, obviously, are limited but we can’t help if you don’t let us know what you need.
Some of you will need to ask your parents to help you apply, but it’s always better if you can do as much as you can yourselves. We’re also keen on helping people that have tried to raise money from as many different sources as they can, so let us know how else you’ve tried to fund what you’re planning. And we hope we can take a real interest in you as a person. So tell us about yourself, your interests and your family.
We look forward to hearing from you!