Student Grants

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 NVQs and who live in the Ancient Parish of Wavendon which includes the original part of Wavendon, Woburn Sands and Aspley Heath, 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.

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 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.