The Henry Morris Memorial Trust

The Henry Morris Memorial Trust gives grants towards travel or educational projects to further the education or personal development of students 13-19 who live or attend school in Cambridge, East Cambridgeshire or South Cambridgeshire.

Traditionally, projects funded have involved travel of some kind but the Trust also considers applications from young people for projects which are ‘home-based. You can apply to the Trust for an award on your own, with a friend or in a small group. You must, however, have planned your project yourself, and any parent/guardian involvement must be in a ‘care/protection’ role only. The Trust gives grants to help with running costs and to purchase materials, but does not usually contribute to the cost of permanent equipment.

Examples of grants the Trust has given in the past:

  • a journey to learn about the Romans in Britain at Hadrian’s Wall
  • a journey to investigate the history of the piano at the Paris Museum of Music
  • build a wildlife garden pond
  • make a video diary of the village shop

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Students between the ages of 13 and 19 who live or attend school in Cambridge or east or south Cambridgeshire and who are planning a project, expedition or enterprise. This would include the kind of thing you might use part of your school summer holiday for – end of Year 10, perhaps, or after GCSE or A level.

What the trust does not fund

The Trust will not normally contribute to the cost of:

  • permanent equipment
  • a whole gap year,
  • foreign exchanges,
  • school course-work,
  • a simple holiday,
  • or a project managed and planned by your school or other organisation.
  • regular activity, such as attending a drama or sports club,
  • or a project which has already taken place before your application is received.

How to apply?

On a form available from local schools or from the trust's website: 

Once you have completed your application, you can post it to the address on the form or send it by email. Please submit your application by 31st January. The trustees will invite shortlisted applicants for interview in Cambridge.

Contact details

Peter Hains, Chairman, Henry Morris Memorial Trust
24 Barton Road

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