The Rutlish Foundation Founding charity of Rutlish School, supporting educational achievement

About Us

The Rutlish Foundation is a small charity which dates back more than 300 years.

Funds from the charity led to the establishment of Rutlish School, and to this day we own the freehold and leasehold to a number of properties including Rutlish School.

We use income from our investments to financially assist former pupils of the school, as well as needy residents of the Ancient Parish of Merton, who advance to higher education. We also provide financial support for projects within Rutlish School on an ad hoc basis.

What we do
The Rutlish Foundation is a registered charity, the charitable objects of which are:

“Promoting the education (including social and physical training) first of persons under the age of 25 years and thereafter of persons over that age, all of whom were born or are resident in the area of the Ancient Parish of Merton or who have at any time attended as a pupil at Rutlish School for a period of at least three years, and who are in need of financial assistance and in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing:

(A) in awarding to such persons scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries, maintenance allowances or grants tenable at any school, university, college of education, or other institution of further (including professional and technical) education approved for the purpose by the Trustees.

(B) in providing financial assistance, outfits, clothing, tools, instruments or books to assist such persons to pursue their education (including the study of music and other arts), to undertake travel in furtherance thereof, or to prepare for or enter a profession, trade, occupation or service on leaving school, university, or other educational establishment.

(C) in providing such special benefits of any kind not normally provided by the local education authority for the school as may be agreed by the Trustees, which the governors of the school are unable to provide from the school’s budget share or other monies.”

The Rutlish Foundation also provides premises for Rutlish School, holding the freehold and leasehold for school premises as well as other properties in the borough of Merton.

Find out more about the origins of The Rutlish Foundation

Find out more about how to apply for a grant from The Rutlish Foundation

Find out about whether you are eligible to apply for a grant and how to go about submitting an application.

The Rutlish Foundation is registered with The Charity Commission

  • Grant eligibility

    • Pupils of Rutlish School for at least three years
    • Residents of the Ancient Parish of Merton
    • Those born in the Ancient Parish of Merton
    • Aged under 25 years
  • Current scheme

    • Applications for grants for academic year 2016/17 have all been considered with grants allocated as appropriate
    • Closing date for current applications was November 2016
    • Visit our Applications page for information on how to apply for a Rutlish Foundation grant

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