GRANTS FOR STUDENTS
Grants are available at the Trustee's discretion
Applicants must be under 25 with the family home and in education at some time in the Trust area, which is broadly speaking Christchurch, Highcliffe, parts of Bournemouth to the East of the town centre and other outlying areas to the North and East of Christchurch. Grants are awarded towards expenses relating to education and/or training for a career, and also for music, the arts and social and physical training.
The Trust was established under the Will of John Clingan, late of Christchurch, who died in or about the year 1716. A scheme regulating the administration of the Trust was settled by order of the Court of Chancery made on the 19th March 1736. The scheme has been varied over the years and the Trust is now governed by rules introduced in 1995. The Trustees meet four times a year.
The Clingan's Trust has to consider many applications, these will often require further information. For this reason the Trust is unable to consider applicants who apply for a grant within six weeks of the next meeting, except in extreme circumstances.
Bookends – The store with a difference
John Clingan died in 1714 and he bequeathed, what was then, the largest house in the High Street, Christchurch. This formed part of the estate that created the charity that continues to this day and is now leased to Bookends, whose rent provides much of the Trust’s income.
Bookends is an Award Winning Independent Retail Store, with two sales floors, offering a wide range of products, including cards, gifts, books, home accessories, jewellery, games, jigsaws, art supplies and a picture framing service, all of which are very competitively priced.
By shopping at Bookends you will be supporting the Clingan’s Trust.
Bookends • 67 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AU