Aims and Objectives

Rand’s Educational Foundation is a registered charity offering financial support to young people under the age of 25 in the villages of Ickleford, Holwell, Pirton and Stondon.  The foundation was established by the will of John Rand, who died in 1706, but is now regulated by a charitable trust deed.

The Foundation’s objective is to promote education (including social and physical training) of young people under the age of 25 years.  The principal aims are to support young people in full time education from the age of 16 to 25 and when sufficient funds are available, to support local voluntary grounds providing recreational and social activities.

We actively support young people across a wide range of organisations and activities within our geographical reach.  These include:

  • Annual per capita grants for Ickleford, Pirton and Stondon Pre-schools and Primary Schools, which are used to provide additional opportunities and resources for the students.
  • Annual grants to individuals attending full-time further education, both in sixth form and further or higher education.
  • Ex-gratia awards to individuals and local organisations pursuing educational, musical or recreational activities. We have previously made awards to support young people raising funds to support a World Challenge for example, as well as youth groups, Scouts and youth sports teams.

In order to qualify for any individual grants, the applicant must reside within the villages of Ickleford, Holwell, Pirton or Stondon.

More detail on the grants available can be found on the Grants section, including application procedures and forms.