The Pauletta Edwards Education and Training Fund


Pauletta Edwards left property in her will so that the income could be used for “the training and education of deprived and disadvantaged children”. Her decision to establish this fund was probably motivated by her childhood experiences in an orphanage, and the difficulty she faced in obtaining a university education.

The Pauletta Edwards Education and Training Fund “PEE&TF” is administered by The Ogilvie Charities. Income from the PEE&TF endowed funds is used to support deprived and/or disadvantaged children and young adults to obtain training and/or education. Preference is given to the visually impaired, but applicants need not be registered blind.

This form is for individual applicants. Relevant UK charities may contact us in writing.

We will consider applications from:

Children and young adults who have been legally resident in the UK for three years prior to the course/training and who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. They have spent all or part of their lives in an orphanage and/or care
  2. They have been found guilty of a criminal offence or have received a police caution in the UK
  3. They or their immediate family have no or very limited financial resources. This means that they will normally be in receipt of benefits
  4. They have a visual impairment

    Relevant UK Charities may contact us in writing

We cannot consider applications from:

Individuals who
  1. Are studying at postgraduate level or above
  2. Already hold a professional qualification or degree or equivalent
  3. Are seeking help with costs or debts already incurred or existing loans
  4. Are seeking less than £500
  5. Wish to train/study abroad unless this is an integral part of a UK based course
  6. Have already received a grant from the PEE&TF

We can help with costs such as:

  1. UK university/college fees
  2. Costs associated with an apprenticeship with an employer who operates a recognised apprenticeship scheme
  3. Costs associated with NVQ courses
  4. Course costs such as books and equipment
  5. Equipment to aid the study of those who experience visual impairment

We cannot help with:

  1. Items already covered by statutory funding
  2. Childcare costs
  3. Daily living expenses such as rent, food, utilities and other general household bills
  4. Courses run by volunteer schemes and/or projects

Some important points

  • Single individual grants for a period not exceeding five years will be considered
  • Grants must be used within one year of being notified of the Trustees' decision
  • Payments will be made to the organisation providing the course/training and not to individual applicants
  • We will require proof that the beneficiary has attended the course and details of the outcome
  • The Trustees' decisions are final

Timetable - Applications are considered and grants awarded as follows

Submission of applications - annually January to December provided funds are available for distribution

Trustees request further information and documents - Allow 6 weeks from date of submission

Applicants submit further information if requested

Applicants notified of conditional decision - Allow 8 weeks from date of submission

Payments made

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Application Form

If less than three years please give previous addresses below
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Purpose of application

Please complete either Section A or Section B.

Section A - Educational courses

Section B - Training/apprenticeship

Finance required for:

All applicants should complete this section.

Your ambition (Please do not exceed 400 words)

What happens next?

We will acknowledge receipt of your application form by email and provide a reference number for use in all correspondence. We may then contact you for more information such as documents relevant to your background, personal circumstances and the course you wish to undertake. The Trustees’ decision will be notified to you following the meeting of the grants committee as shown in the timetable above. If you have been successful your place of study will need to provide written confirmation on headed paper that they will accept a cheque from The Pauletta Edwards Education and Training Fund

Data protection

By submitting this application you are agreeing to the Ogilvie Charities processing personal data on this form and other data that the Ogilvie Charities may obtain from you or other people or organisations while you are applying for or in receipt of funding from the PEE&TF. You agree to the processing of such data for any purpose connected with your studies/training/apprenticeship or for any other legitimate and relevant purpose. Further information can be found in our Privacy Notice as displayed on our website.


By submitting this application you are declaring that the information submitted is correct to the best of your knowledge and that you will comply with the rules of the PEE&TF.

When you click on the SUBMIT APPLICATION button this form will be sent to The Ogilvie Charites and a copy will be sent to your email address (as provided in the form)

Please do not contact us until we email you with a reference number


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