The Thomas Howell's Education Fund for North Wales
The Charity has its origins in the Will of Thomas Howell who died around 1539.  The original bequest provided for orphan girls.  This was extended to include the establishment, maintenance and benefit of girls’ schools in Wales including Howell’s School, Denbigh.
Objectives and Activities 
The object of The Thomas Howell’s Education Fund for North Wales is to promote the education of young people under the age of 25 who are resident in or undergoing education in North Wales which is defined as the six Districts of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.
The Charity supports a broad range of educational initiatives in North Wales by the award of grants to institutions and organisations.  It aims to increase student inclusiveness across primary, secondary, further and higher education, particularly in areas of high deprivation.
A Grant Making Panel which includes people from North Wales with relevant expertise and experience meets three times a year to review and assess grant applications.
During the past nine years in which the charity has been making grants, some £2.2 million has been awarded in support of the education of young people across the six counties of North Wales.
General information about our grants:
  • Grants will normally be made to institutions and organisations, not to individuals.
  • Further and Higher Education institutions may apply for block grants to support individual students experiencing financial hardship.
  • Grants will usually be directed towards the public sector of education, although particularly deserving cases within the private sector may also be supported.
  • Grants will not normally be made in support of an activity or purpose that is usually funded by public money.
  • Funding may be provided for the relief of hardship and to increase student inclusiveness.
  • Grants will be awarded in support of small capital projects which enhance education or or enrich the learning experience of pupils/students.
  • Funding will be provided for projects which utilize the outstanding outdoor features of North Wales and are aimed at building leadership and personal qualities in young people in North Wales.
  • Grants may be made to reward excellence or achievement in the form of prizes.
  • Most grants are one-off awards.  Multi-year grants will not normally be provided for longer than three years.

How to apply for a Grant from the Fund:
Please click
here for details of how to apply to Thomas Howell's Education Fund for North Wales.

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