HOPESAY PARISH TRUST
WHAT IS HOPESAY TRUST FOR?
The purpose of the Hopesay Parish Trust is to support the education of children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in the parish of Hopesay. Trustees may also apply surplus funds to other charitable work within the parish. In 2011 Hopesay Parish trust made 19 grants to young people of the parish to support a variety of extra curricular activity, to help provide essential equipment for courses and study and to provide assistance towards the cost of residential educational experiences.
WHERE DID THE TRUST COME FROM?
Hopesay Parish trust (Charity Number 1066894) was established in 1997 as a successor to Hopesay Parochial School trust 1873 - 1997, the school having closed in 1991. The parish trust also incorporates the former Thomas Perks charity 1726 - 1994 and Hopesay Inclosure trust 1858 - 1998.
HOW IT WORKS
A body of between 5 and 7 Trustees manage the trust. 2 are appointed by the Parish Council, and 2 by the Parochial Church Council. The trust's income comes from interest and dividends from investment of the permanent endowed capital mostly derived from the sale of the school and the schoolhouse. The trust makes grants towards the costs of approved educational activities. The grants may not be used for anything that the Local Authority should provide and any awards are considered on an individual basis and are entirely at the discretion of the Trustees. Only residents of the parish of Hopesay may apply, although this could include students elsewhere if their parents live in the parish. There is a simple application form to complete and send to the Secretary. These may be downloaded from this website, at the bottom of this page. Activities supported in recent years include:
- extra curricular activities for school aged children
- books, materials and equipment for university courses
- travel costs associated with travel for non-statutory aged students
- vocational activities
- GAP year activities
The application form is below for download. It includes a return address.
You may contact the Chairman on 01588 660545