SCARGILL’S EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Charity Registration No. 527012
WHAT IS SCARGILL’S EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION?
Scargill’s Educational Foundation was established by the will of John Scargill, Rector of St Wilfrid’s from 1638 to 1662, and is currently regulated by Charity Commission Scheme dated 20th January 1982. Through his legacy, the first Scargill School was opened in West Hallam in 1664 for boys from the villages of West Hallam, Dale Abbey, Mapperley and Stanley/Stanley Common. There has been a Scargill School in West Hallam ever since and the Foundation continues to provide educational support for young people in those villages.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
The main beneficiary of the Charity is Scargill School at West Hallam followed by support for the schools in the area of benefit being the parishes of West Hallam, Stanley (including Stanley Common), Mapperley and Dale Abbey.
As well as supporting the local schools, the Foundation gives financial assistance to youth organisations in the villages that have education and training among their key purposes. Examples are Playgroups, Church Youth activities, Scouts and Guides.
The Foundation can also provide small grants for the purchase of books, scientific instruments, tools, travel etc. to young people under the age of 25 who are undertaking any form of post-16 education or training – further or higher education or apprenticeships for example. The Foundation cannot however assist with School or College fees.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SUPPORT?
Support is available to young people who live in the villages of West Hallam, Dale Abbey, Mapperley, or Stanley/Stanley Common or who have a parent living in the villages. The trustees of the Charity have over the years developed certain grant policies, which are broadly categorised as follows:-