The Lillingstone Trust - Review of Activities 

The charity’s Scholarship Scheme provides scholarships for pupils from lower income backgrounds wishing to study STEM subjects at university.  

The scheme has been developed in conjunction with local schools and is now being offered at five schools.  The scheme has twenty-seven current scholars funded for higher education studies.
We have also offered scholarships to fourteen students starting university in Autumn 2020.

The charity continues to support a Community Laboratory in a  Science Centre at a local school.   As well as providing facilities for the pupils at the school, use of the Community Laboratory is offered to the wider local population, including primary school pupils, local youth organisations and local science clubs.  The charity funds the centre's outreach program costs, including a program of monthly science lectures.  The charity has agreed to fund the fit-out and equipment costs for a Sports Science Seminar Room within the new Sports Campus at the same school and will in addition fund the sports science outreach program.

The Trustees fund The Lillingstone Trust STEM Scholarship in conjunction with the University of Nottingham.  This provides two bursaries of £5,000 each year to students at Nottingham University studying STEM subjects.

The charity has recently agreed to fund the fit-out of new science laboratories at another local school as part of the refurbishment of their science and technology block.

In March 2020, the Trustees agreed to fund a scholarship scheme in conjunction with the University of Buckingham.  This will be offered to local students wishing to study either Computing or Psychology and will be available from September 2020.  In addition, the charity will support a hardship fund for such students studying at the University.

The charity is also proud to support the development of MK:U and is a member of the MK:U Business Supporters Group.  We hope to be able to work closely with MK:U in the future.