To assist eligible persons who have not attained the age of 25 years and who are in need of financial assistance and who are preparing for, entering upon or engaged in any profession, trade or occupational service by providing them with outfits or by paying fees, travelling or maintenance expenses or by some other means for their advancement in life or to enable them to earn their living as the Trustees think fit or in otherwise promoting the education (including social and physical training) of such persons.

Eligible persons means those born in the town of Cirencester or resident there or in its immediate neighbourhood or whose parents or one of them were born in that town.

Persons wishing to attend practical training courses rather than academic courses will be given priority but any course of further education or training including art, music, dance and drama would be considered. Consideration would also be given to provision of computer equipment for some specified purpose.

Special consideration would be given to those attending educational or training courses in London but such a link is not essential.

Bursary recipients can be male or female. Successful male candidates may be invited to attend a future meeting and dinner of the Cirencester Society in London and perhaps give a brief account of the use to which the Bursary had been put.

 Application Procedure

Bursaries are given when appropriate jointly by the society and John Edmonds Charity

Bursaries can be up to £1,000 per annum
Initial applications should be made to Mr R.R. Mullings, Clerk to the Trustees of John Edmonds Charity, 7 Dollar Street, Cirencester. GL7 2AS

Mr. Mullings will forward an application form setting out the details required by the Trustees.

Up to 4 completed applications will be considered at the meeting of the Trustees held in May each year. Immediately thereafter notification will be sent to all applicants as to whether or not they have been successful.