Probus Exhibition Fund relaunched
In 1887, a charitable foundation was started in Probus under the name of Probus Exhibition Fund. Its purpose was to assist young people in need of financial assistance with the costs associated with secondary school education and with moving on from school to apprenticeships or other employment. In 1966, the constitution of the scheme was updated and trustees were appointed to represent the county council, the parish council, the parochial church council, the school and the Methodist church. It continued to distribute grants to young people in the parish for many years. Unfortunately, as trustees retired and were not replaced, the charity became dormant and funds were not distributed.
The charity has been resurrected with new trustees and has been relaunched. The first round of funding has been advertised within the parish of Probus and applications closed on 30 June. The trustees will meet on 18 July to decide on which grants to make.
A further round of funding will be made available in autumn 2014 and will be advertised locally.
For further information, see Probus Exhibition website.