Centenary Bursary Fund Guidelines
Criteria for consideration by the Trustees in awarding bursaries

Beneficiaries will be in full time attendance at the Crypt School.

1. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

    1.1. special skill or talent in academic subjects, music, drama, art, technology or sport
    1.2. the need for special travelling costs, books , clothes, equipment, musical instruments or tuition
    1.3. the desirability of attending school trips or seminars or incurring other relevant expense.

2. The Trustees may, without having any obligation to do so, consider the personal circumstances of applicants.

3. These criteria may be amended by unanimous decision of the Trustees at any time provided that the criteria for the time being do not breach the objects of the Charity.

Bursary Outlines & Trustees

At the Annual General Meeting of the Club, held at the Crypt School in March 2002, it was unanimously decided at the proposal of John Crowe and seconded by Hugh Rowe, that a Bursary Fund should be set up for the benefit of talented or gifted pupils and students of the Crypt School.

It will be known as "The Old Cryptians' Club Centenary Bursary Fund 2001".

Gordon Jones drafted the Trust Deed, which was approved at a Special General Meeting of the Club, held on July 3rd 2002 prior to the Founders' Day celebrations. A committee meeting of the Club was then held to appoint trustees of the Old Cryptians' Club Centenary Bursary Fund 2001
For 2013/2014 The Trustees are:
1. Clive Thomas (Chairman & Treasurer),
2. Howard Allen
3. Richard Browning
4. Michael Beard
5. Jonathan Standen (Headmaster).

The Charity Commissioners have approved our charitable status. The registered number is 1094627.

We can recover standard rate tax payments from the Inland Revenue and higher rate taxpayers are able to recover higher rate tax from their contributions. Please send your donations to me or to Clive Thomas. The necessary forms are on this web site.



By Clive Thomas, President 2012-13 and Chairman of the Trustees

The Trustees’ Audit: January 2013
Since the launch of the Bursary on Founders’ Day, July 2002, only 98 of a vast number Old Cryptians, have become donors. Sadly 18 of these persons have passed away. Ideally in the short term the Trustees seek to make good the shortfall and take our number of donors beyond 100.
Currently, we have investments just in excess of £50,000. This enables the Trustees to make awards to the total value of only £1600 in any school year.

Autumn Term 2012
In the Autumn Term 2012 Bursaries were awarded to six students, five at Oxbridge and one at Birmingham University. The sum awarded to each student was £300.

Summer Term 2013 
The Trustees plan to award 16 or more bursaries across the full age range.
The four categories of these awards will be: A] Academic   B] Arts e.g. Music, drama and art   C] Sports   D] Educational Travel.

2013/2014 Trustees’ Targets
*To enrol a minimum of TWENTY new donors.
*To raise a minimum of £ 10,000.
*To award a minimum of 30 bursaries.

A Question for all Old Cryptians
“Cryptians deserve the financial support of those of us it has served so well in their formative years.” Charles Lepper (Hon Life Member).

If these words ring true for you then the Trustees implore you to consider becoming a donor in 2013, or in 2014, the year we shall commemorate the 475th Anniversary of the Foundation of The Crypt.

A Token of the Trustees’ Gratitude to Donors
At the Dinner in March 2013 a draw will be made and three most acceptable prizes will be presented to donors on the current list.

An Inducement to prospective Donors
2014. 475TH Anniversary Dinner the donors’ draw will be to the value of £100.

Full details of the OCC Bursary may be found on the Club website: www.oldcryptians.org
Or contact me: clive@clive-thomas.co.uk
Tel: 01242 216885
Address: 16 Quat Goose Lane, Swindon Village, Cheltenham, GL51 9RX

Busaries are available to support current students with their studies



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