Welcome to The Bridge Educational Trust
Supporting residents of Dorset with educational grants
The Bridge Educational Trust is able to provide a limited number of single or recurrent grants each year for the education of any individual drawn primarily from the parishes of Piddletrenthide with Plush, Piddlehinton and Alton Pancras, and secondarily from those born or having their main residence in the County of Dorset (excluding the South East Dorset conurbation of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and associated areas).
The Trust was set up in 1990 by the late Mrs Diana Bridge in memory of her husband, John Edward Maurice Bridge, a descendant of the family which founded the Piddle Valley School in the middle of the nineteenth century and which lived at that time at the Manor House in Piddletrenthide, Dorset. Mrs Bridge died in 2005
“I was delighted to receive the news of my grant application being agreed. It has been a huge relief for myself and family, thank you very much” TM Sep 19
The Trustees met on 9 November to consider requests for support and, as a result, a total of £47,206 was awarded in grants to 32 applicants. The next Trustee meeting is to be held on 29 February 2020 with a closing date for receipt of applications of 15 February.
“Thank you so much for all your support these two years. I cannot thank you enough!! The help you have afforded me makes such a difference in my life” JJ October 2018
Next Grants Applications Deadline