The Educational Trusts’ Forum started in the early 1980s as the Joint Trusts’ Liaison Committee. It changed its name in 1988. Its membership comprises registered charities that are prepared to consider grants and awards to assist families in need who cannot afford educational or boarding fees. Pupils may be at independent schools or state schools where a boarding fee is charged.
This website lists the organisations who are members of the Educational Trusts’ Forum together with a very brief summary of their individual criteria. It is intended it should be available to assist schools and parents. Those who read it will appreciate each charity is not necessarily appropriate to their situation as grants are often confined to specific categories.
Headteachers and Bursars are requested to telephone any charity whose name they are planning to give to a parent, to check whether the family’s situation comes within its criteria and whether funds are available.
It is always worthwhile to contact the Educational Grants Advice Service of ISC before approaching individual charities. It is often possible for the adviser to direct enquirers to charities that are not members of the Educational Trusts Forum.
Updated May 31st 2011