Charity Profile

The Emmott Foundation

Registered Charity No.209033

Founded in 1961, the Emmott Foundation is a charity whose objective is to give grants for educational purposes. The criteria for the award of grants are given below.

Grants are made to enable students to remain at their present fee-paying school for their sixth-form years. This may be an independent school or a state boarding school. The students will normally have high academic standards and their parents or guardians will no longer be able to meet their planned financial commitments for education as a result of a sudden or unexpected family crisis such as death, accident, severe illness, divorce, desertion or loss of employment. In exceptional cases, where need is demonstrably great, the Trustees will consider applications from those with lower academic ability. Consideration will also be given to cases where there is a major educational, social or pastoral problem. The Education Officers will be happy to advise on the viability of such applications.

Emmott grants can be awarded only if the school provides a significant bursary, typically at least one third of the fees. An exception can be made if the pupil is a boarder at a state boarding school which is unable to offer a bursary.

Grants are not usually made where there is a sibling who is also in fee-paying education, unless they are already in Year 10,11 or 12. It is not our usual practice to award grants when parents/guardians are not UK tax payers. We support only students who are aged 15 to 18 and who are in Year 12 or Year 13. The present policy of the Trustees is to make grants direct to schools to help only with the basic fees, not with incidental expenses, music lessons, travel, books, expeditions etc. The Trustees usually require the Education Officers to make a home visit prior to the award of a grant, unless a home visit has recently been made by another trust.

The Trustees meet three times a year, in March, June and November, in order to allocate grants.

Recent grants have tended to be in the range of £500 to £1500 per term.

"Without the grant he would not have been able to remain with us after Year 11. He made the most of the many opportunities offered here and proved a superb ambassador for the school".
- One of the schools that a supported child attended

"The Emmott Foundation has made such a difference. My daughter has grown in stature in so many ways; she is a wonderful success story."

Quote from the parent of an Emmott grant-holder

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Enquiries and applications should be made to the Education Officers:

Julie and Paul Spillane

0115 937 6526