At King Charles I School we are very fortunate that there are various organisations who provide financial assistance to our students during their time in further and higher education. The organisations are:
- King Charles I Foundation Trust
- Roy Woodward Educational Foundation Trust
- Old Carolian’s Association
Last year they gave approximately £40,000 to students to support them to achieve their potential on their studies at college or university. The ‘Old Carolian’s Association’ only provide grants for the first year in higher education and students must apply by 30th September in the year they leave school. Students can apply annually to the ‘King Charles I School Foundation Trust’ and ‘Roy Woodward Educational Foundation Trust’ whilst in further and higher education.
Students can also apply to the ‘Sebrights Educational Foundation’ (further information can be on their website at http://www.sebrights.org.uk) and the ‘The Baldwin Bewdley Trust (further information can be found by contacting the trust directly at SGH Martineau, 1 Colmore Square, Birmingham, B4 6AA or by telephone at 0800 7631681).
The Foundation is able to benefit the school and make grants to its students and former students to promote their education. During 2016/17, the Foundation was able to make grants to the school of £41,000 and to 57 former students of the school over £12,000. The income is derived from investments totalling over £1.5 million (valued as at 31/03/2016) and which is permanent capital endowment.
Students or former students of the school can apply for assistance by completing the application form and may re-apply in subsequent years during their education
The trustees meet several times a year to consider the application forms and will use the following timelines:
- Application forms received by 30th September will be processed during the autumn term.
- Applications forms received after 30th September but before 31st January will be processed during the spring term.
- Application forms received after 31st January but before 30th April will be processed during the summer term.
- Application forms received after 30th April cannot be considered during that academic year but will be taken forward to the following academic year.
Presently the annual grant for the first year is £300, and £200 for subsequent years but the level of grant is reviewed each year by the Trustees of the Foundation. The Trustees of the Foundation are independent of the school but consult closely with the headteacher.
The present Trustees of the Foundation are:
Mr A.J. Price (Chairman) Mr D. Slater Miss B. Bedford Mr D. Wilson CB. CBE Dr R. Shelton, University of Birmingham (as from 1st May 2015) The Clerk is Mr T. Morgan
The application form is currently being updated.
We are fully committed to raising the aspirations and supporting the futures of all our students and are writing to you as a former member of the school to ask whether you would be interested and willing to be part of this process. Please click here for further details.