Apply

To apply for funding, please send an email to us at apply@osft.org.uk, following the instructions below.

The next meeting of the Foundation Trustees is on 1st November 2023, the deadline for application is 14th Oct 2023.

Application Guidance:

Current and Former Pupils: (up to the age of 25 years.)

Please attach a letter to your email to us. It must contain the following information:

  • Your name and address
  • Whether you are a current or former pupil of Ormskirk School (please supply year and class details or dates when you attended the school)
  • What are you requesting the Trustees to fund?
  • Why do you need this funding? How will it make a difference to you?
  • What is the educational or career benefit to you?
  • What is the total cost of the item you wish the Foundation to fund or what do you personally need to pay towards it? Will anyone else contribute eg employer, scholarship etc?
  • What steps have you taken to raise funds and how much have you raised towards the goal?
  • What happens if you do not succeed in the bid? What is the consequence?
  • If you are self employed or starting your own business have you applied for other funding such as The Prince‚Äôs Trust?
  • Any additional information

Please note, we do not fund requests for support for accommodation costs or any items that have already been purchased.

Current students may be asked to come to our next meeting, do a short presentation and take questions about your request, if appropriate.

Member of staff of Ormskirk School:

  • Your name and position in school
  • What you would like funding for
  • What is the educational benefit to your pupils and/or community benefit
  • What impact would the funding have (increased participation. inclusivity etc)?
  • Explain why your project is of a kind which would not normally be funded by an LEA / Academy Trust or local government
  • Have you approached the Academy Trust for funding and what was the response
  • What is the total cost
  • What steps you’ve taken to raise funds so far and how much have you raised
  • Any additional information

If required, we would then ask you to come to our next meeting, do a short presentation and take questions about your request if appropriate

What make a good bid? Click here to view our guidance document