St Loe’s, Seys and Bridges Foundation

St Loe’s School Exhibition Fund and Seys and Bridges Educational Foundation have merged to become The St Loes, Seys and Bridges Foundation. Both charities were founded at about the same time around 1697 and both charities had the same objectives which are to support local children in Woodchester and Amberley in education, Both charities had strong links with the primary schools and gave financial support where needed. Now the combined charity will be able to do more when we can.
The pandemic has created some problems with those supported in further education at university. We now financially support students at university, training college or those entering a trade or profession. The Foundation will continue to meet twice a year to provide grants to students who can demonstrate a financial need for assistance in pursing their personal goals in further education. Sometimes the requirement to demonstrate this need discourages some applicants. It shouldn’t!
The Foundation also provides £300 each to the Woodchester and Amberley schools for books for their library and a book to each school leaver in both schools.

Applications for grants are invited from students who are under 25 years of age and live in the ecclesiastical parishes of Woodchester or Amberley.

Exhibitions are given to Students who are going to university, Colleges of Further Education, or starting an apprenticeship.

Trustees also have the power to give financial assistance to students who are transferring to secondary education according to their means.

Applications should be made in writing by

16th October 2023

by post to:

Andrew Pemberton, Chair of Trustees,The Grange, Selsley Road, North Woodchester, Stroud, GL5 5PJ