There are three education trusts in Shropshire (all references to Shropshire include Telford and Wrekin).
The trusts are there to help students who either live or study in Shropshire. Also, the trusts may consider applications from schools and further education institutions that might submit applications for projects that fulfil the aims of the trusts. Further information can be found by using the links on this page.
The trustees include the directors of children's and young people's services and chairs of the scrutiny panels for the respective authorities of Shropshire Council and the Borough of Telford and Wrekin. They will consider each application on its merits.
Application deadlines: it's recommended that applicants submit their requests either by completing the application form attached to this page, or by contacting the Trust Secretary directly using the contact details below.
This trust was started originally to support pupils of the now closed Priory Boys School. The fund is open to ex-pupils of the school who wish to make an application. Anyone wishing to make an application under this trust must provide evidence of having attended Priory Boys School.
The annual interest can, by permission of the Charity Commission, be used to support applications for small grants for school uniforms submitted to the Shropshire Schools and Further Education Institutions Jubilee Trust.
All applications for support should be made by completing the application form or contacting the secretary – details below.
Nationally renowned local musician Rosalie Inskip left money in her will to encourage and develop music excellence in the county, supporting young musicians who have a particular aptitude. The trust helps young musicians with funding towards instruments and travel to achieve their musical potential.
All applications for support should be made by completing the application form/or contacting the secretary – details below.
The object of the trust is to provide and assist in the provision of facilities for education not normally provided by the local education authorities. The trust was initially established from the savings derived from the closure of schools for one day as part of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. Over the years some smaller bequests have been subsumed into the ‘Jubilee’ Trust; this includes the ‘James Potter’ bequest. This particular bequest is intended for low income families and adults who require financial assistance in education, or to pay for an apprenticeship to some trade or profession.
This trust has supported a range of education initiatives, including the development of new play areas in schools. Additionally, it has supported students opting for a gap-year opportunity before higher education, and in special circumstances it has helped mature students access learning and training opportunities.
The above are examples of the types of project that the trust can support. However, each application will be assessed on merit.
Applications to the Shropshire Schools and Further Institutions Jubilee Trust should be made by completing the application form attached to this page.