The Lillingstone Trust - Review of Activities 2019

The charity’s Scholarship Scheme provides scholarships for pupils from lower income backgrounds wishing to study science at research based universities.  

The scheme has been developed in conjunction with local schools and is now being offered at five schools.  The scheme has eighteen current scholars funded for higher education studies.
We have also offered scholarships to ten students starting university in Autumn 2019.

In addition,  the Trustees have awarded a rolling scholarship to a pupil from the Isles of Scilly to enable him to attend a boarding school on the mainland. 

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.  The scholarship is open to students from low income backgrounds studying within the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medicine and Health Science and provides two scholarships of £5000 each.

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.