The Local Authority’s Chairman’s Trust (click here for website) exists to support the advancement of education through short term residential learning outside the classroom for school age children residing in the borough of Cheshire West and Chester or being educated within the borough who are financially disadvantaged.

The Trust’s purpose is to develop self sufficient, resourceful young people by supporting learning outside the classroom.

The Trust was set up in April 2014 and is endorsed by Cheshire West and Chester Primary, Secondary and Special Schools Head Teacher Associations.

Eligible Criteria

  • To cover board and lodging
  • An individual application within an already planned activity
  • It is beyond the normal curriculum offer
  • It gives access to those who are otherwise unable to afford to access the provision

The Application Process

There are three opportunities to apply for funding each year. These need to made at least a term in advance of the visit.

The next round of applications will be open from 1st June 2015 to the end of term for Autumn term 2015 onwards.

Applications can be made in the Autumn term 2015 for Spring term 2016 onwards.

A further round will be available in the Spring term 2016 for Summer term 2016 onwards.

Applications need to be completed online by pupils with the support of their teacher, if required. Applications are considered on an individual basis by the Trustees, who will assess the application against the eligible criteria. In addition, Trustees will also consider the impact of the potential visit prior to allocating funding. The Trust is not intended as a replacement for the Pupil Premium therefore the Head Teacher will act as the gate keeper for each application in the first instance. All applicants will be members of a school within the borough of Cheshire West and Chester.

Applications for Primary Aged Pupils can be made here.

Applications for Secondary Aged Pupils can be made here.

If you require further information and assistant in accessing these grants, please have no hesitation in contacting us via our Contact Us link on the top menu of the homepage.