The regulations covering the award of a grant

Grants and funding can be awarded to individuals or other voluntary charitable organisations that meet the following criteria:

  1. Individuals or voluntary charitable organisations must reside within the old Parish of Alvechurch. This area includes Alvechurch, Hopwood, Rowney Green, Bordesley, Weatheroak and parts of Barnt Green.

  2. Grants must enable individuals to obtain special benefits of any kind not normally provided by the local education authority, or where the benefits concerned are not normally included within the budget of a local school. In these circumstances, the Trustees of the Fund or the Head Teacher of the school must identify the benefits concerned.

  3. Grants must be for individuals under the age of 25 and enable them to continue their education. All applicants must be resident or have a parent(s) residing within the area outlined in point 1. Applications must be able to to demonstrate that they are in need of financial assistance.
    In these circumstances, grants and funding can be offered in the form of scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries or maintenance allowances. They may also offer financial assistance to purchase items such as clothing, uniform, tools, books, or to undertake travel which will enable the individual to complete their studies, broaden their experience, or perform voluntary work on overseas projects.

  4. Grants can be awarded to any voluntary charitable organisation within the area outlined in point 1, if the organisation or group promotes the education or the improvement of the conditions of life for young people aged under 25 who are in need of financial assistance. Grants may also be awarded to voluntary charitable organisations concerned with the physical, mental and moral capacities of young people under 25.

At all times, the Trustees of the Alvechurch Grammar School Trust may use their discretion when awarding grants and to determine the eligibility of applicants.

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These regulations were made under the revised scheme set by the Charity Commissioners in 1994.