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Nicholas Almond Charity – Grant Applications Open for 2016

The Nicholas Almond Cuddington Charity dates back to 1643.  Nicholas Almond, who lived in Haddenham and died in 1643, left Cuddington a parcel of land called Poors Moor.  His original intention was that the income from this land was to be used to give assistance to poor people living in Cuddington with the purchase of food, coal, clothing, etc., and also for some villagers to purchase apprenticeships.

Over the centuries, inevitably the value of the land has diminished, with the income from the land becoming smaller.  In the early 1950s it was decided that the income from the land was insufficient to continue with the original aims and that the money would be better used to help young people resident in Cuddington with the cost of going into further education or taking up an apprenticeship.

The Charity’s Trustees encourage any young person, who must be resident in Cuddington, and is going into or already in further education or wishing to take up an apprenticeship this Autumn, to apply for a grant.  The grants are not large, but they can be helpful with some of the expenses incurred by students or apprentices, such as the purchase of books or equipment or paying for a field trip, etc.  The grant is usually paid in two halves, and students who have already received one grant may be eligible to apply for the second half to be paid.

Candidates must submit a signed, hand-written application (not by email), with details of the apprenticeship, university or college to be attended and the course/s to be followed, and giving us some idea of how the grant might be spent.  Your letter of application together with confirmation that you are continuing your current course, or have been accepted to follow a course or apprenticeship must be submitted by 20th November, and you can expect a reply towards the end of December.  It is rather disappointing to report here that in recent years, a number of recipients of the grants have not even acknowledged receipt of their grants!  It is to be very much hoped that this year will be different; thank you goes a very long way!

We look forward to hearing from anyone who is interested in applying for a grant.

Jennifer Schram de Jong

Please submit your hand-written application to:

Mrs. Jennifer Schram de Jong
Trustee, Hon. Treasurer and Secretary, Nicholas Almond Charity
Larden
Spicketts Lane
Cuddington
AYLESBURY  HP18 0AY

If you have any queries, please contact me

Tel: 01844 291501

email: jschramdejong@yahoo.co.uk

Report 2015/16

The report for the Nicholas Almond Trust can be viewed here and will be circulated at the Annual Parish Meeting, Monday 18th April 2016.

Grant Applications for 2015

The Nicholas Almond Cuddington Charity dates back to 1643.  Nicholas Almond lived in Haddenham and left Cuddington land called Poors Moor.  Originally, income derived from the use of this land was to help the poor in the village with clothing, food, coal etc and also the purchase of apprenticeships.

Over the centuries as the value of the land diminished, the income from the land became smaller.  In the early 1950s it was decided that the income selling the hay or grazing of the land was insufficient to continue with the original aims and that the money would be better used to help young people resident in Cuddington going into further education or taking up an apprenticeship.

The Charity’s Trustees encourage any young person resident in Cuddington, going into or already in further education or wishing to take up an apprenticeship this Autumn, to apply for a grant.  The grants are not large, but they can be helpful with some of the expenses incurred by students or apprentices, such as the purchase of books or equipment, or paying for a field trip, etc.

Candidates must submit a signed written application (not by email), giving details of the university or college to be attended and the course/s to be followed, and giving us some idea of how the grant might be spent.  

The grant is paid in two stages, and students who have already received one half of a grant may also apply for the second half to be paid.

Your applications together with confirmation that you have been accepted on a course or apprenticeship must be submitted by the end of October this year, and you can expect a reply during November/December.     

I look forward to hearing from anyone who is interested in applying for a grant.

Please submit your application to:
Mrs. Jennifer Schram de Jong, Trustee, Hon. Treasurer and Secretary, Nicholas Almond Charity, Larden, Spicketts Lane, Cuddington, Bucks, HP18 0AY    

If you have any queries, you may contact Jennifer Schram de Jong on 01844 291501 or at jschramdejong@yahoo.co.uk