We have just heard from Pearson Brothers that the order for our daughter's Electric Wheelchair is going through. This is such wonderful news because we’ve been battling for so long for so much. It’s such a huge help. What a wonderful charity that’s helped my disabled daughter. What a lovely start to the day for us. A million thanks. The Puma Pro 40 will really change her life. We will send some photos of her when we go to the Isle of Wight in September so you can see her out and about on holiday. 

Mr R
Father of recipient of grant for electric wheelchair

Barry T. Jones Fund - Charitable, Independent Schools

Under the terms of Barry Theo Jones' Will, a fund has been established to provide grants to Charitable Independent Schools, engaged in Secondary education, within the City and County of Bristol.

The late Mr Barry T Jones (1922-1991) was headmaster of the former Avonhurst School, Clifton Down, Bristol. Bristol Charities invites applications from schools, not individual pupils.

Criteria: 

The following terms of reference apply:

  • It is an annual competition for grants up to £15,000.
  • Schools will be expected to demonstrate that they have identified match funding from school or other sources.
  • Schools may submit more than one application, up to a maximum of three.
  • Schools are encouraged to be imaginative and creative in their applications.
  • Grants are not intended as school bursaries or to provide incremental additions to school premises or equipment.
  • Bristol Charities anticipates that the grants will bring "added value" and make an identifiable difference.
  • Schools may identify a group or child with exceptional talent or needs, for whom they wish to establish funding. This might include the improvement of facilities for children with sight or hearing impairment.