Dr John Bridle's Charity makes grants for education and in time of need to residents of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Hardwick which includes Hardwick, Weedon and the southern part of Bushmead Road, Whitchurch.
1. Agricultural land in Weedon - let to S G Chapman
2. John Bridle's Hall, Hardwick - leased to Hardwick Village Community Association
3. Charifund shares
Income: approximately £5,000 p.a.
Mr J Sellers (Chairman) - Appointed by Weedon Parish Council
Mrs J Rose - Appointed by Weedon Parish Council
Mrs F Blacklock - Appointed by Hardwick Parish Council
Mrs D Mitchell - Appointed by Hardwick Parish Council
Rev D Meakin - Rector of Hardwick
Mrs M Askew - Appointed by the other trustees
Clerk: Wendy Kett, 34 East End, Weedon, Aylesbury, Bucks HP22 4NJ. Tel 01296 640366.
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Grant Policy

Although the Trustees meet in October each year to consider applications for grants to those in Need and for Educational purposes, applications may, in an emergency, be made at any time of the year. When making grants the trustees will be influenced by the amount of money available and the assessment of the need.

Grants can be given for any purpose, where help is not already available from the state, to people of any age who live in the ecclesiastical parish and are in NEED of financial assistance. For example, additional help in the home for people who are old, ill or disabled, a contribution towards the cost of electricity or heating, the purchase of mobility aids or respite care for carers. Applications may be submitted by friends or relatives on behalf of those who may not feel able to do so themselves. Only one application per household will normally be considered in any year (September-August).

For an EDUCATIONAL grant, the applicant must normally be under 25 years old and if living away from home, for example at university, normally reside in the ecclesiastical parish. Grants can be made to students at University or in Higher Education, as well as to adults returning to education and younger children looking for assistance to purchase particular items needed for their schooling or additional tutoring for those with special needs. Grants may be made towards the cost of items such as books, computer equipment, musical instruments, educational travel, clothing, sports equipment and special courses and to supplement grants made by state educational authorities. The aim is to give aid and encouragement to promote education in its widest sense. Only one application per student will normally be considered in any academic year.

Application forms may be downloaded from this site or obtained from the Clerk or any of the Trustees.

Click here for the application form 
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