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The Southdown Trust

About Us


Registered Charity No. 235583

About Us

The Southdown Trust advances the education of young people between the ages of seventeen and twenty six years.

1.      Funding Schemes

The Trust operates two types of funding scheme.

1.1    Award Schemes

The Trust works for the public benefit by providing Awards to support undergraduates who have been educated in deprived areas of England and Wales. It selects and works with further and higher educational colleges and universities based in those areas. These are currently:

  • Camborne School of Mines, at Penryn in Cornwall;
  • Lancaster University, at Bailrigg in Lancashire;
  • Pembrokeshire College, at Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire.

These colleges and universities use their on-the-spot knowledge of those of their undergraduates who have applied for an Award to recommend Award recipients to the Trust. The Trust reviews periodically its agreements with its selection of organisations and also that selection itself.

The Southdown Trust no longer accepts applications directly from individuals or from other organisations.

Awards are generally made as single payments of up to £2,000. These may be applied for from the first year onwards of the recipient’s undergraduate course, to be received in the following academic year. The Trust would expect an Award to be repeated annually until the end of the recipient’s course, subject to the recipient’s satisfactory progress.

1.2    Bursary Schemes

The Southdown Trust has set up bursary schemes with Winchester College in Hampshire and with Christ Church at Oxford University, the alma maters of John Wyatt, the Trust's late Founder. These bursaries are managed by their respective educational organisations. They provide financial support to outstanding students.

2.      Funding

The Southdown Trust’s income arises from its own investment portfolio. Additional gifts may be received from time to time. The Southdown Trust’s financial accounts and other details are available on the Trust’s page on the Charity Commission’s website.

3.      Contact

Contact details are given on the 'Contact' page of this website. Correspondents by post must provide an email address (preferred) or enclose a stamped addressed envelope if they wish to receive a reply.