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Catbrook Educational Trust


Supporting local children and young people with learning and development grants



The Catbrook Educational Trust was launched in 2004 after a group of dedicated local residents, led by Martin Routh and Duncan Myatt, fought to secure the proceeds from the sale of Catbrook School, in the 1990s, to put into trust to support the education of the children in Catbrook and the surrounding area. The Trust was active for a number of years, but has not been able to make contributions to the development of local young adults and children who might have been eligible to apply for financial assistance for the last few years.The capital has been carefully protected and a new board of Trustees was put in place in 2020 to re-launch the Trust in 2021.

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The aim of the Trust is to support the education (including social and physical training) of young people under the age of 25 who are, or have been, resident in the catchment area of the former Catbrook School. This area includes the villages of Catbrook, Broadstone, Whitelye, Parkhouse, Trellech Grange, Cicelyford and Botany Bay.


Click on an image to read the biographies of the Trustees

Leanne Wakerley 


Nigel Williams

Dawn Cater 


Nicky Harvey

Laura Thorpe 


Dave Phipps

Andy Pullan

Craig Bridgeman

Re-launch of the Catbrook Educational Trust


The Trustees have now met several times to agree the process for managing the Trust sustainably for the benefit of the children and young people of the community. We have put in place a Charter to describe the parameters for operating the Trust and have started to finalise the application and decision making processes, as well as the mechanism for distributing funds. We are aiming to open applications mid April 2021 (after the Easter school holidays) and close applications at the end of June 2021; with funds being distributed to families during August, ready for the start of the new school year in September 2021.


Further information about the application process and a finalised application form will be published here early in the New Year. Please click on the boxes below to download further information.

If you have any questions in the meantime, you can contact the Trustees

by email at

[email protected]

Leanne Dawn Andy Nigel Nicky Dave Craig Laura Thorpe