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 Barry T Jones fund is currently closed.

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 between £5,000 and £15,000

Priority will be given to applications that can demonstrate that their project will benefit other children and young people beyond the school, in the wider community.

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 for a grant?

In order to apply you must first register as a sponsor (please see the registering as a sponsor tab underneath the grants heading).

Once your registration has been approved, we will email you a link to the online application form which you must complete and submit.

All Barry T Jones applications will then go to our Grants Committee Board annually for a final decision. You will then be notified if your application has been successful or not.

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With gratitude.”

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