The Higgs and Cooper Educational Charity was formed in 1974 when two earlier charities, The Charlton Kings Educational Charity and The Higgs Educational Foundation, combined forces.

The charity provides grants to young people who need a bit of extra financial support to help them achieve their full potential. There are certain rules – you have to be under the age of 25, you must live in or have been born in the old civic parish of Charlton Kings (if you’re in any doubt about that we have a map!) and you’ll need to explain to us in your application what the educational benefit of the activity / course is going to be, and how the grant will help you achieve your goal. If there isn’t enough room on the form, please feel free to send us your answers as a separate document.

 The range of applications we’ve had over the years has been very wide – we’ve provided funding towards national curriculum history trips, sports lessons, youth choirs and orchestras, graduate film projects, bus fares, international guiding events, undergraduate and further degrees in subjects from anthropology to zoology (well, maybe not literally that – but you get the picture – the list goes on and on).

The grants aren’t enormous – we’re a small charity – but we will try to help where we can, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via the Clerk to the Trustees