Educational Grants
Educational Grants


            The Educational Charity of John Mathews




The Educational Charity of John Mathews is a registered Charity (525553) operating under a scheme laid down by the Charity Commission. It exists to provide assistance towards the cost of education for young people defined in the following extract from the scheme dated 8 May 1989 who are in need of financial assistance:


a   Persons under 25 years of age who are kindred of John Mathews, the founder of the charity.


b   Persons under 25 years of age resident in the North Wales areas comprising the communities of Chirk, Llanarmon-Yn-Lal, Llandegla, Llangollen Rural and Llantysilio. *SEE NOTE BELOW


c   Persons under 25 years of age resident in the North Wales areas comprising the District of Glyndwr and the Borough of Wrexham Maelor, both in the County of Clwyd and the Borough of Oswestry in the County of Shropshire. * SEE NOTE BELOW


Full details of the Charity may be viewed on the Charity Commission website, and keying the charity number 525553 into the search box.


NOTE: The geographic area from which we can accept applications is dictated by The Charity Commission. Over time County boundaries have changed and therefore the following is a good guide as to whether you live within the area from which we can consider applications.  Take a line from Mold to Denbigh to Corwen to LLangollen to Oswestry to Wrexham to Mold. If you live within that area you qualify for consideration. If you live just outside it, email me ( with your postcode and address, and I will respond and let you know if an application can be considered.


Background and Ethos of The Charity



John Mathews left his estate in Trust in his Will on 27 October 1630 so that young people should be able to nurture their talents and overcome financial barriers that may stand in their way. Today the charity of John Mathews follows the same ethos and encourages applications from young people seeking to build upon their talents and improve their educational and career prospects.


The Charity has supported musicians, actors, journalists, tree surgeons and medical students, to name just a few, to assist with purchasing specialist equipment or specialist course fees. Please read carefully the application requirements, and feel free to contact us. As a guideline the Trustees normally meet four times a year in April, June, September and December, when applications are considered. Applicants wishing to apply should submit their applications at least one month before these dates, in order to have their application considered at the next meeting.




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