December 13 2013 Latest news:
Kath Sansom, .
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
A CHARITY which gives grants for young people in Ely and Soham has launched a website to help reach a wider audience and make the grant application process quicker and easier.
Bishop Laney’s Charity, which gives educational and vocational grants to young people, has set up the website to make the charity more accessible to local school leavers and students.
The site has been designed so that young people can quickly and easily navigate to access information about the grants and download the necessary application forms.
Richard Tyler, Bishop Laney’s Charity secretary, said: “The internet is the first place most young people turn to research the help and support they can receive for their career and education, so developing a website was an essential step for us.
“We have launched the website in time to capture this year’s school leavers who are either looking to get an apprenticeship or to go to university, so any interested candidates should visit the website to learn whether they potentially qualify for a grant.”
Bishop Laney was Bishop of Ely in 1667 and is buried in the South Aisle of Ely Cathedral. In his will he bequeathed his estate to trustees upon charitable trust.
The present day income from this trust can be awarded to successful applicants for financial or material assistance to support an apprenticeship or education.
All decisions on payment of grants are made by six trustees, collectively, who meet at least five times a year.
Check out the website at www.bishoplaneyscharity.org.uk,