Give your support to Carlisle Educational Charity

A local educational charity which provides grants to local students is asking for donations so that more financial support can be provided in the future.

The Carlisle Educational Charity provides grants to help the further education of young people from the Carlisle district under the age of 25. In 2016 the Carlisle Educational Charity distributed £9,050 to local students as they began their courses.

The Chairman of the Trustees, the Very Reverend Mark Boyling said: “The average first application grant is about £300, a figure governed by the amount of funds available and the number of applications received in any one year. We know that this is not a huge figure but the Trustees are pleased to hear how much the grants mean to the students and what a difference they can make.”

All students currently undertaking, or about to undertake, a course in further or higher education, who live, or whose parental home is, within the boundaries of Carlisle City are eligible to apply for financial support. Students may apply each year of their course.

The Carlisle Educational Charity was established in 1983 as a result of a generous legacy, made by Miss Sybil Mounsey-Heysham, along with an amalgam of previous charitable bequests dating back to 1893. The Board of Trustees, chaired by the Dean of Carlisle, meets twice a year to consider applications and allocate annual grants. Mrs Irene Roberts-Green, one of the Trustees, said: “Any donations/bequests the Charity receives will help more local students extend their experiences and fulfil their ambitions, and thus make a significant and invaluable contribution to the world in which we live, now and for many years to come. No donation is too small. Every penny counts.”

To make a donation, please contact the Carlisle Educational Charity (Registration Number 509357) at Carlisle City Council, Civic Centre, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8QG. For further information, telephone 01228 817557 or visit www.carlisle.gov.uk