George Wells Educational Foundation

The George Wells Charity was set up with money bequeathed by George Wells of Wavendon. He died in 1713 leaving a sum of money to provide assistance to scholars. The charity now offers students up to the age of 25, who are full time College or University students or taking apprenticeships or NVQs an opportunity to make one claim per year from the charity. Any claim a student makes must relate exclusively to the costs incurred in relation to books, uniforms and equipment required as part of their course of study.

In order to apply, it has long been the case that the student must live in the Ancient Parish of Wavendon, which includes the original part of Wavendon, Woburn Sands and Aspley Heath. It is acknowledged by the trustees of the charity that there has been significant residential growth within these parishes and therefore the trustees have decided to accept applications from all areas within the parish boundaries of Wavendon, Woburn Sands and Aspley Heath. The charity’s funds are limited, however, therefore priority will be given to those who live in the area designated as the “Ancient Parish of Wavendon”.

A list of the priority areas can be found below.

Applying for a grant is straightforward and requires filling in an easy application form that needs to be completed and returned with receipts for costs incurred by the student. The grant cannot be used to cover the costs of postage, printer cartridges, computers or travel expenditure. 

If you would like to obtain further information please telephone 01908 585368 or email Or download an application form.

If you would like to read more about George Wells follow this link and scroll down to the Wells Charity Wavendon Research Project.

 List of Priority Areas



Bow Brickhill Road

Church End

Cranfield Road

Cross End

Crow Lane


Lower End Road (The Lodge, Crabtree End, Crabtree Cottage & The Stables, Wavendon Lodge)

Lower End Road

Newport Road


Phoebe Lane

St Marys Close

Stockwell Lane

Walton Road

Wavendon Fields

Wavendon House Drive 


Woburn Sands 

 Asplands Close

Aspley Hill 3A-37

Badgers Holt

Blacksmiths Way

Blackthorn Grove

Bow Brickhill Road 3-25, 10-22

Cable Crescent

Chantry Close

Chapel Street

Clay Gardens

Club Lane


Cranfield Road

Deethe Close

Drayhorse Crescent

Downham Road

Eastaff Croft

Elm Grove

Fletton Dell

Fairface Way

Firemans Run

Greensand View

Hardwick Place

Hardwick Road

High Street


Kiln Drive

Lime Grove

Lydbrook Lane

Maple Grove

Newport Road 79-113

Pine Grove

Plysu Way

Regency Mews


Russell Street

Sandy Court

Spring Grove

Station Road 5-31A and 2-146

 The Close

Sturdy Lane

Summerlin Drive

Tansley Lane

Tavistock Close

The Leys

Theydon Avenue

Tidbury Close

Turnpike Court

Vandyke Close

Vicarage Street

Weathercock Lane 6-76

Wood Street

Woodland Way


Aspley Heath

Bishops Walk

Church Road

Danesborough Drive


Hardwick Mews

Hardwick Road 2-32

Heath Close

Heath Lane

Holly Walk

Longslade Lane 

Narrow Path

Sandy Lane 

Silverbirches Lane

The Knoll

Werth Drive  

Woburn Road (4 properties)