Charity Profile

St Marylebone Educational Foundation

Registered Charity No.312378


The St Marylebone Educational Foundation's purpose is to promote the education of young people with a connection to the City of Westminster with a preference to those with a connection to the Parish of St Marylebone.


Grants are available to promote the Education of young people under the age of 25 by awarding bursaries, providing financial assistance for outfits, clothing, tools, instruments or books to assist such persons to pursue their education, including the study of music and the other arts.


Grants are also available to Westminster based schools and organisations for capital funding for various projects. See Eligibility Criteria below.


Eligibility Criteria for Individuals

Basic Criteria

Applications will only be considered from those with a proven 2 year connection to the City of Westminster either by living or being schooled there.

The funding is for education at primary or secondary level.

Tertiary Education (university courses or other training after A' Level's) is not currently supported.


Music Grants

Six students put forward by the Royal Academy of Music and six by the Royal College of Music are awarded grants annually. Students should approach their scholarships officer for consideration of inclusion in the next round of grants. Please do not contact the Foundation direct.


Individual grants can be for music lessons, equipment such as laptops, tablets, data to access the internet and textbooks.


Funding may be available for extra-curricular activities such as Music Lessons either inside or outside of school, Saturday School at a Performing Arts Centre, tutoring fees or sports lessons.


Bursaries for school fees will be considered if the above eligibility criteria have been met and the child falls in one of the categories below.


  • It has been established, in partnership with the child's current teachers or educational professionals, that the child's needs cannot be met through state funded provision. Where support is requested, the parent or guardian must have applied for, and know the outcome of, an application for a place at a state funded school and explain why this school is inappropriate for the particular needs of the child.
  • In professionally identified SEN cases, the parent or guardian should have taken the appropriate steps to obtain an ECHP for the child. The Trustees may also consider applications from families where the parent or guardian are disadvantaged due to health issues or disability.
  • In order to provide stability in education provision until the next 'usual' transition point, e.g. until the end of Year 6, Year 11 or Year 13. This would normally apply if fees have been funded by the child's parent or guardian or with family support, and circumstances materially change. Day or boarding.
  • (In the case of boarding provision) the circumstances at home are such that the child could not reasonably be expected to thrive. In professionally identified SEN cases, the parent or guardian should have taken the appropriate steps to obtain an ECHP for the child.
  • The parent or guardian should be aware that only the child in the application will be offered support. Siblings will not automatically be offered support.
  • Partial funding is usually either in place or being offered by the school, another charity or sources such as family members.


Submission deadlines for individuals

The Trustees meet 3 times a year, March, June and October

Deadline for the March Meeting is March 2nd (after the secondary school places are announced on 1st March)

Deadline for the June Meeting is April 30th

Deadline for the October Meeting is August 31st


Applications are accepted via email or via the contact form on our website: https://www.stmaryleboneeudationalfoundation.org


Uniforms

If you need financial help to purchase school uniform for your child at a mainstream Westminster School, please contact the St Vincent's Family Project https://www.svfp.org.uk based at Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, Westminster, SW1H 9NH, 020 7654 5353, info@svfp.org.uk


The Project is in receipt of annual funding from the St Marylebone Educational Foundation for this specific purpose.


Eligibility for Organisations

The Foundation's Scheme limits the Foundation in its spending to certain aspects of Education.

The Foundation is unable to help with funding for running costs.

The Foundation may be able to offer help with partial funding for the following:

  • Capital expenditure for improvement of the buildings or infrastructure
  • Enrichment of education through music or other arts
  • Alleviation of issues experienced by those with special educational needs

The Foundation has a limited income, and it would depend upon the number of eligible applicants in any financial year and the purpose of the bid whether the Foundation would be able to consider bids up to £10,000.


How to Apply

The Trustees ask that you submit a bid no longer than 2 sides of A4 detailing where and how the funds would be spent and what effect the funded changes would have on the children they are destined for and why.


Submission deadlines for Organisations

The Trustees meet 3 times a year, March, June and October

Deadline for the March Meeting is February 1st

Deadline for the June Meeting is April 30th

Deadline for the October Meeting is August 31st


The application process may take up to six months, if accurate information is provided it is usually more straightforward.

“I wanted to let you know how I'm doing, I'm in my second year of college and am currently taking my teacher training qualifications. I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for me (funding fees for secondary school)."


“Our sincere thank you to you and your entire team! My daughter is so happy in her new school, we are grateful for the opportunity she has because of the grant you have kindly provided."

Similar charities that may also be able to offer support:

To find out more about whether you might be eligible, contact our Clerk to Trustees, Mrs Caroline Grant via applications@stmaryleboneeducationalfoundation.org - or alternatively, visit the website https://www.stmaryleboneeudationalfoundation.org or send post to:


Clerk to Trustees

St Marylebone Educational Foundation

12 Melcombe Place

Marylebone

London, NW1 6JJ


Please note that the address is not the offices for the Foundation - post is forwarded from that address.

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