The Foundation provides grants for educational and vocational training activities to persons in need of financial assistance, who are under the age of 25 years and who are, or one or more of their parents are, normally resident in the Diocese of Leicester.
The Foundation provides grants to any maintained Church of England or other maintained school within the City of Leicester, or any Church of England School in the Diocese of Leicester. Grants can be awarded for projects of any kind that would not normally be provided as part of state education. Applicants should be mindful that the Governors are required by charity law not to fund equipment or costs that would normally be met from the school budget set by the local education authority or Department for Education.
Alderman Newton’s Education Foundation is managed by a Board of Governors, who are the charity’s trustees. The Governors represent various local civic, educational and clerical offices for Leicester and Leicestershire, and there are also a number of co-opted Governors with special expertise. The full Board of Governors meets 3 times per year.
The Board of Governors has an Education Committee, which reads all the applications for grant aid and makes recommendations to the Board. The Education Committee meets once a month. We advise you to submit your application 3 months in advance of your activity or course start date.
You can also find out more about the history of the foundation.