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The Calne Foundation Trust awards Enrichment Scholarships to girls in the Sixth Form for academic or gap year purposes. Applicants need to present their proposed project to a panel which will include Trustees from the Calne Foundation Trust and awards may be made up to £1500, dependent on the project and at the discretion of the panel. 

The types of activities we support

The list below gives ideas of the types of projects that we aim to support. It is not exhaustive and we assess each project on its own merits.

  • A travel scholarship to undertake research or other academic project relevant to A2 studies; 
  • A travel scholarship to encourage and assist girls to broaden their education by attending vacation or other courses;
  • A Gap Year project which will bring benefit to others and is [academically] enriching for the applicant;
  • Funding for leadership activities or courses;
  • Financial support for girls already on bursaries to enable them to participate in school curriculum or educational trips.

When assessing applications for The CFT Enrichment Scholarship, we will consider applications according to the following criteria (not all of which will apply to all projects):

  • benefit to others
  • benefit to self
  • financial need
  • the challenge which the project might present to a particular student
  • the input of the student into the project organisation.

The Selection Committee will be looking for evidence of enterprise and originality; therefore you should make clear in your application to what extent the proposed project has resulted from your own initiative, as opposed to, for example, simply applying for a standard, organised gap year activity.

The Application Process

You need to fill in the application form and provide supplementary documents giving all the detail of your planned project. This includes costings of the activity, other efforts at fundraising and any other applications to grant-giving bodies.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview with the Selection Committee; please bear in mind that the Selection Committee will take the quality of your presentation into account. The interviews will take place at the beginning of the Summer Term.

If successful, an award typically between £250-£1500 will be made. This is a grant and not a loan.

In return for the grant, you will be obliged to provide a report and photographs of your project/ expedition/trip. This must be done within two months of completing the activity. The report’s content may be reproduced in whole or in part on the CFT and St Mary’s Calne websites, newsletters and other publications. You may be invited to come back into school and give a talk to current Sixth Formers thus promoting the scheme as well as providing inspiration and guidance to other Sixth Formers.


The Calne Foundation Trust

St Mary's School
63 Curzon Street
SN11 0DF
United Kingdom





Charity No. 1147327

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