I want to say a big thank you for my new cooker that you paid for last month. Since I have had the new cooker my family have eaten better meals. It has been a big help to me and the family as every meal is more healthy and filling to us.

Mrs. D
Grant recipient

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.


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.
How to Apply: 

The new process for applications has now been launched. Please use the "Click Here to Apply" button to start your application.  

Click Here to Apply

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.