Soothern and Craner Educational Foundation

Registered charity no 528838

Notes for applications to Soothern and Craner Educational Foundation.

Please note that the Foundation is only able to support girls and women of modest means in Coventry or connected to Coventry Quaker Meeting.

The Foundation’s trustees are drawn from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and Coventry Councilors.

The principal meeting of the trustees is held in July of each year with additional meetings as required. The foundation is able to distribute between £7,000 and £8,000 each year.

They are pleased to encourage those taking lower levels of education and only very rarely assist beyond first degree level. The study may be away from Coventry but the connection with the city is a key requirement.

Applicants should ask two referees to send a reference by post or email to the clerk to support their applications.

After considering the application all applicants are informed of the outcome. Successful applicants may be required to supply a letter of confirmation of starting their course before payments are made.

Applications may also be made on behalf of groups for example by a teacher or group leader for suitable educational activities.

An invitation from the Trustees. They love to hear of your successes and how a grant has helped you. Please write and tell them. Also if you are able to show your gratitude by making a donation so that they may help more people who were in your position a while ago that is especially appreciated. You might also like to include the foundation in your will? It was originally founded from Bridget Sootherns estate and later augmented from the Craner estate. As a registered charity we are able to benefit from Gift Aid so that can make your contibution even bigger!
Thank you in anticipation. The Trustees