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BMTA Trust

Short-term grants are given for children already attending fee-paying schools to help them when parents / guardians find themselves in unforeseen financial difficulties or for children who have exceptional circumstances of social need.



Buttle UK

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The Rev. Frank Buttle founded Buttle UK over 60 years ago. An adoption pioneer in the early 20th century, Frank also wanted to help educate the children of poor, single parent families. Buttle UK gives grants to help with fees at independent or state boarding schools for children and young people who have a boarding need. Buttle UK does not fund day fees.

Canon Holmes Memorial Trust

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The Canon Holmes Memorial Trust is dedicated to providing financial assistance to parents who on account of a change in family finances find themselves unable to continue to meet their financial commitments to their children's education within the independent sector.

Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust

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We provide education and wellbeing grants to support children (0-18 years) whose parents or guardians work, or have recently worked (within the last 9 years) in the UK fashion and textile industry. This includes retail, head office, manufacturing, wholesale, design, distribution, bridal wear, menswear, knitwear, supermarkets, soft furnishings and more…

Reedham Children's Trust

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Reedham Children's Trust helps transform the lives of the most vulnerable children, we do this by providing the support and assistance they need to attend a boarding school.

Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution

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We are one of the largest independent grant-giving organisations helping those families who have lost a seafaring parent. The Institution supports families by providing grants for the children throughout their education.

Royal Medical Foundation

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The RMF assist GMC registered doctors and their families who have a proven financial need due to little in the way of income or savings. We can provide assistance with school fees for sons or daughters of GMC registered doctors enabling them to maintain educational stability in times of distress. Assistance is mainly considered for those in their public examination years.

Non-educational financial assistance, both regular and one-off awards, are also considered for GMC registered doctors, or their widows, widowers and children who have a proven financial need.

Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation

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We are a British national children's educational charity, which provides funding for the needy British children of Merchant Navy seafarers, professional sea-going fishermen and RNLI lifeboat crew members, who have served or are serving at sea and who are unable to meet their children's educational needs. Our Patron is HM The Queen and our President is HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, OM.

Royal National Children’s Foundation

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RNCF is a charity that helps to support children at state and independent boarding schools, where their normal development is compromised. They may have suffered trauma, tragedy or neglect and are vulnerable.

The Emmott Foundation

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Grants are made to students for their sixth form years in fee-paying schools when parents or guardians are no longer able to meet their planned financial commitments for education as a result of a sudden or unexpected family crisis.

The Girls' Day School Trust

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Founded in 1872, the GDST has a long history of pioneering innovation in the education of girls. As a charity, the GDST aims to be an access enabler: seeking out the brightest, most deserving girls for bursaries so that the largest possible number of talented girls can benefit from an excellent GDST education.

The Lloyd Foundation

Help for any child of a father or mother who is a British Citizen and is in need of financial assistance to obtain British-type education whilst the parent is overseas.



For further information please contact: The Secretary, The Lloyd Foundation, 1 Churchill Close, Breaston Derby DE72 3UD, United Kingdom.


Alternatively call 01332 873772 or email keytelloyd@btinternet.com

The Mitchell City of London Charity and Educational Foundation

We provide a grant for single parent families when the child is over the age of 11 or a bursary for students with one or both parents, where the student is aged 16-18.

Applicants must already be attending an independent day or boarding school, or state boarding school, and have been at the school for one year. Applicants must also have the Foundation's City Qualification. That is the child must be attending a City School or either parent must have lived or worked within the City of London, the square mile, for at least five years.


For further information please contact Mrs Lucy Jordan, Clerk to the Trustees, The Mitchell City of London Charity and Educational Foundation, 24 Station Lane, Holme on Spalding Moor, York. YO43 4AL.


Alternatively email mitchellcityoflondon@gmail.com or call 0845 600 1558.

The NFL Trust

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The charitable Objects of The NFL Trust are the promotion of education of girls in accordance with Christian principles in schools and colleges in the United Kingdom, primarily by awarding bursaries to assist girls aged 11 to 18 to attend schools which charge fees.

The Ouseley Trust

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The Ouseley Trust is a registered charity set up to promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund

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The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund is the only charity dedicated to supporting children whose parents work, or have worked, for the Naval Service.

The Royal Pinner Educational Trust

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The Royal Pinner Educational Trust is an educational trust for the children of commercial travellers, travelling sales (commercial) and technical representatives and manufacturers' agents, where the family has suffered adversity, and with a preference for children who have not yet attained the age of 25.

The School Fees Charitable Trust

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The aim of the Trust is to assist those parents who, having selected private education for their child with reasonable expectations of being able to meet the considerable costs from their own resources, are unable to pay the fees as a result of genuine hardship, arising from an unforeseen change of circumstances.


Grants are made at the sole discretion of the Trustees.

Thornton Smith & Plevins Young People's Trust

We provide financial assistance to Sixth Form students in independent education whose families no longer have the sufficient means to pay the required fees.

Wispers Trust

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The Wispers Trust was formed following the closure of Wispers Girls School, Haslemere in 2008. It exists in order to provide financial assistance (e.g. contributions toward school fees, boarding fees, etc) to deserving pupils in Year 11 (GCSE) and Year 13(A2), whose parents or guardians are experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties, for instance reduced family income arising from bereavement or loss of employment.


Preference is given to applicants living in Greater London, Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex.


Application forms are available via the Trust's website www.wisperstrust.btck.co.uk.

"Please pass on my very grateful thanks to the Trustees for the support given to my daughter. I am delighted to be able to tell you she gained A* A A for her A levels. She will be taking up her place at Cambridge to read Theology in 2015."

The parent of a child who was supported by Reedham Children's Trust

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