The Canon Holmes Memorial Trust

The Canon Holmes Memorial Trust is dedicated to providing temporary financial assistance with the payment of school fees of pupils of preparatory school age

The Canon Holmes Memorial Trust is dedicated to providing financial assistance to parents with the payment of school fees of pupils of preparatory school age (7 to 13) within the independent sector who on account of a change in family finances find themselves unable to continue to meet their financial commitments to their children?s education. By ?change in family finances? is meant the financial implications of, for example: the debilitating illness or death of a parent/guardian, or parental marital breakdown.

Initially, all Intending applicants must have been able to fund their child/children’s independent education satisfactorily, that is to say funding will not be available for children at the outset of their education in the independent sector. Parents must live within the bounds of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brentwood or the Anglican Diocese of Chelmsford, the boundaries of which are generally co-terminus with that of the County of Essex together with the 5 East London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. It is not a requisite that applicants should be members of the Roman Catholic Church or the Church of England. Support may be given to pupils attending independent schools anywhere across the country.