Most of the Charity’s funding is currently used to support local organisations providing education and training opportunities for children and young people in Wandsworth and Lambeth.
A small amount of grant aid is also set aside each year to support individual students (usually aged 19 to 24) who are in need of funding. Block grants are also available for local colleges for distribution to their students.
Details of the Charity’s current grant-making programmes for organisations are available here.
It is with great sadness we report the death on 18th January of Jenny Scribbins, a long term trustee of Sir Walter St John's Educational Charity. Jenny had been involved as a trustee for thirty years and played a key role in the development of the Charity after it was reformed in 1998. In recent years she was Chair of the Grants Committee and gave unstinting support to both the Charity and to those organisations we were able to assist with strategic grants.
Former Principal of South Thames College and Chair of Governors of Morley College Jenny had extensive knowledge and experience of the whole education sector which she shared with other trustees who were left in no doubt about her basic educational principles. Her wisdom, strength of character and optimistic support for the work of the Charity was widely appreciated and will be greatly missed.Read more...