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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.
The following terms of reference apply:
The new process for applications has now been launched. Please use the "Click Here to Apply" button to start your application.
Applications must be received by 9am on 16th October 2017.
The Grants Committee will evaluate applications at their meeting on 31st October 2017.
Please note that grant funding will be, in most cases, made to the educational or religious establishments or to suppliers.
2017/18 Grant Awards were made to the following schools:
1. Redmaids High School
Steel Band - Awarded £3,027
The project will encourage pupils who do not take part in musical activities. The will now be able to purchase Steel Pans and Samba instruments to run a new group aimed at getting more girls involved in extra-curricular music. The group will be accessible to everyone, particualy creating opportunities for those who do not play orchestral/"traditional instruments.
2. Queen Elizabeth's Hospital - Awarded £5,500
Trailblazers Project - A conference for aspirational young women in Bristol
The Trailblazers project will launch by celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. The conference programme will offer a number of development workshops that address challenges that girls face throughout the course of their early careers. The workshops will explore typical challenges facing women in business and identify relevant and practical solutions.
3. Bristol Grammar School - Awarded £10,000
Great Hall Audio System
BGS has one of the largest first floor Halls in the UK. It is the heart of the school where full and house assemblies are held, lunch is provided to all students and many other school events are held. Many charity and outreach events are also held in the Great Hall. With the high vaulted ceilings, the space suffers from poor acoustics and so the school are going to upgrade the AV system for the benefit of all users especially children who do not hear as well as others.
The new system is extremely discrete in this listed building and will be a major benefit for all users of the Hall especially children and older people who do not hear as well. Events such as the Quartet Charity Annual Celebration, St Peter's Hospice Christmas Market, Bristol Open Doors Day, Bristol University Graduation Ceremonies, British Junior School Chess Championships and Remembrance Ceremonies are held in the Hall to mention a few as well as School events.