Subsidiary Trusts

BFSS administers a number of restricted funds which accept funding applications:

Alfred Bourne Trust

Helps those undertaking education up to the age of 30.  The fund has a relatively low income of less than £1,000 pa. Following a review of arrangements for the administration of this Fund, BFSS has asked London South Bank University to distribute the funds from the Alfred Bourne Trust alongside the funding made available to the University each year from the BFSS Trust (see below). The University has been asked to use the funding to benefit good quality students, training to be teachers, in financial need. Applications should be made direct to Student Services at the University; applicants may visit the Student Life Centre or they can email studentlife@lsbu.ac.uk.

Berridge Trust

Supports the training of teachers of cookery or nutrition. It has a relatively low income of less than £1,000 per year and awards are made to organisations only rather than individuals. Please email grants@bfss.org.uk for further information if you wish to apply.

British School Charity

Provides grants in support of education in the Saffron Walden area for students up to the age of 25. Annual income is around £7,000. Most grants go to schools and educational institutions but some grants are made to individuals living in the area. Please view our British School Charity section for further details on eligibility and how to apply.

The BFSS Trust

The BFSS makes an annual allocation from this fund to London South Bank University with a request that the University should use the funding to benefit good quality students, training to be teachers, in financial need.   Grants are made by the University and students should apply direct to Student Services at the University; applicants may visit the Student Life Centre or they can email studentlife@lsbu.ac.uk.

South Church Educational Fund

Provides grants to support the education of young people under the age of 25 in the former District of Wear Valley. We define education broadly to include pre-school, school, academic studies, vocational training and employment skills. We usually offer grants of up to £1,000 to not-for-profit organisations to run educational projects, but for a limited time until 31 December 2021 applicants can apply for up to £5,000. Please view our South Church Educational Fund section for further details on eligibility and how to apply.

Old British School, Bratton

Supports the education of persons under the age of 25 who are in need of financial assistance and who live within a radius of 20 miles from Bratton, Wiltshire.   Most of the funding available is allocated through the Wiltshire Community Fund but organisations may also apply direct to BFSS. Please email grants@bfss.org.uk for further information if you wish to apply.    Grants are no longer made direct to individuals other than through the Wiltshire Community Fund.

Great and Little Leighs Educational Charity

Distributes educational grants to young people and organisations within Great and Little Leighs, Essex. The charity’s annual income of £11,000 is provided by a fund created when the building of the British School Great Leighs was sold. Although it is a separate charity to BFSS with it own administration processes, the Trustees work closely with BFSS. Please email leighseducationalchty@gmail.com for further information if you wish to apply for a grant. Please read the charity’s latest annual report for further information.

The Great and Little Leighs Educational Charity is currently seeking a new Trustee to represent the BFSS on its Board. Further information is available here.